Move towards Majesty: A Study of Nayantara Sahgal’s Rich like Us
Keywords:Existential quests, phallocentric, class barriers, identity, unwomanly
Nayantara Sahgal is one of the leading post-colonial writers and political commentators. Being a creative writer, she indulged in writing fiction and has contributed articles for various national and international journals. The novel Rich like Us was published in the year 1985 and Sahgal received the most prestigious Sinclair prize for fiction in 1985 and Sahitya Akademi award in 1987. The present paper is an attempt to bring forth the struggle of women in their quest for identity and assertion. Search for identity is one of the important existential quests found in every woman. A woman is made to feel insecure as she is not able to fix her identity. When a woman tries to find her identity she is said to be manly or unwomanly. She is looked upon only as a sexual partner and that is the only identity given to her by her society.
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