Early Novels of Shobha De: A Critical Study

Manoranjan Behura


Shobha De is more than a feminist and is more or less equal westernizing the Indian women in Mumbai who have a ways of life like their western counterparts. De crosses all the limits and the socio-cultural barriers while portraying the middle class women in Mumbai who get themselves rolled in many men’s beds to translate their dream into reality. Sex is a commodity in the writings of De and the women transact it for personal gain.


Feminism, Culture, Family Structures, Middle Class, Sexual Promiscuity and Multiple-sex

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