Feminism in Hairharan’s The Thousand Faces of Night

Jaywant A. Mhetre


           Githa Hariharan, a well-known Indian woman novelist, has tried to focus on the deeply ingrained biases of Indian society against the feminine gender.  The novel The Thousand Faces of Night (1993) deals with the issues of feminism as well as the issues of gender and identity also.  In it, she tries to explore mainly the lives of the characters namely, Devi, Sita and Mayamma who survives in male dominated society.   Woman faces all the problem in her life and even survives with her inner strength.  Through the study of women characters, Githa provides us with a peek into the Indian tradition and culture and the position of women in the Indian society.  


feminism, oppression, feminine, self-effacement, gender biased, discrimination, patriarchal

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