Identity Crises in the novels of Bharathi Mukherjee and Anita Desai


  • Ms. B. Vijayalakshmi M.A, M.Phil., SET Assistant Professor ,Department of English, Srimad Andavan Arts and Science College Thiruvanaikaval, Trichy


It is not an easy thing to emancipate women from  the conservative and male dominating society.The major concern of today’s scenario is the plight of women, mental stress, physical tortures, inner conflicts and financial crisis.Even though we live in modern culture, ‘Marriage’ is an inevitable tradition in Indian Society and selection of bridegroom is also important. No woman can select her spouse according to her wish. The secondary position of women in society clearly reveals the status of women even today. Even though she has fame and achieves a lot,  her status is  not respectedinside the four walls.The four walls is nothing but her house.  She does not want to be treated as Queen,but longs for equal rights,  her desires to be respected and  expects independent life. Women are always  being projected as secondary and also inferior to men.   This bias came from the very first day of creation of women.   As Adam, the first man on the earth remarks about Eve, “……. This is now, bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh, shall be called woman, because she has taken out of man”.



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Vijayalakshmi, M. B. (2018). Identity Crises in the novels of Bharathi Mukherjee and Anita Desai. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH , 6(12), 8. Retrieved from