Gender Discrimination in Jaishree Misra’s Ancient Promises
Gender and disability intermesh in Jaishree Misra’s Ancient Promises (2000). The social law has always maintained a double standard for man and woman. Womanhood is considered as a disability, women and the disabled invariably face various prejudices and stereotypes. The strength and resilience of her characters shine through in Jaishree Misra’s Ancient Promises In this novel, the author depicts that women are equal to men. It is an enthralling story of Janaki the protagonist. Janaki is forced into a traumatic marriage, which ends in strife. The frisson of her father’s death and her concern for her daughter Riya goaded her to rise for her rights. The view of society is being always focused on men that only they could bring up a family. While women are seen as slaves who, have to work each minute without taking rest. Misra through her character Janaki, avows that every person has the right to create the means to achieve their happiness and breaks the inequality between men and women.
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