Feminism in Anita Nair’s Ladies Coupe

Kalyani Jitendra Bartakke

Abstract


       Anita Nair is one of the finest writers in Indian writing in English with an international reputation.  She effectively highlights their trials and tribulations faced by women in a patriarchal society.  In every novel, Anita Nair always thought about the woman’s search for freedom and self-realization. The present article deals with the woman’s capacity to assert her own rights and individuality in marriage and develop into a full-fledged woman of prospective as a human being.  In the present novel, she explores the freedom of the woman to fulfill herself basically as human being, independent of her various traditional roles as a daughter, wife mother and so on.  This article deals with the theme of self-discovery as seen in her novels.  In her Ladies Coupe also Anita Nair presents stories of several female protagonists, who struggle to achieve their self-hood.  


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Feminism, Anita Nair, Ladies Coupe

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Nair, Anita, Ladies Coupe, New Delhi: Penguin Book (2001)

Nubile, Clara, The Danger of Gender: Caste, Class and Gender in Contemporary Indian Women’s writing, New Delhi:Sarup and Sons, 2002.

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Sinha, Sunita, Post – Colonial Women Writers New Perspectives. New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers and Distributers, 2008


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