Masculinity and Femininity: Two Facets of Indian Society
Masculinity connotes and suggests acts and emotions which affirm the male self from which they emerge. Women have a sense of their self , sexuality and their destinies and thee masculinity studies is contemporary with the third wave feminism and queer theory and it is as a result of these theories that terms like ‘man’ ‘woman’, heterosexuality etc. became legalized. Masculinity studies emerge in the western countries as a consequence of the increased feminist and Gay Liberation movements of the 1960s and 1970s. Women’s studies has gained an important position in our academic studies and has become a part of our syllabus in colleges and Universities. Likewise Masculinity studies are also gaining importance. The researcher wishes to explore the aspect of Masculinity in the novel ‘Lessons in Forgetting” by Anita Nair.
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