Vol. 1, Issue 1 (2015)
Women's problems and dilemmas in Kamala Markandaya's novel: Nectar in a Sieve
Author(s): Dr. Sheetal Bajaj
Abstract: Kamala Markandaya is a renowned name in Indian literature. She has been a revolutionary writer especially in point of view women. Woman has been the core of numerous abstract works as the centuries progressed. During a time of improvement and flux in each field one can't undoubtedly overlook a large portion of the populace. Indian journalists in English have likewise left their cases of "nonattachment" and 'non-inclusion' and have begun recognizing the status of the Indian woman in a male overwhelmed society. The idea of Indian womanhood is as dissimilar as the nation itself and has experienced extraordinary and sensational changes from period to period. India has gone from her great past to degeneration, from otherworldly authority to collective conflicts, from imprisonment to freedom, from agrarian upheaval to digital innovation. In her works Kamala Markandaya hints at significant impact of a women's activist school of composing. In her state of mind to ladies, she is a preservationist women's activist, to a specific degree and woman's rights is certain in her novels are a presentation of the essential truth of enlivening female cognizance. Women have a noteworthy place in Kamala Markandaya's novels, in an investigation of her works woman subject can't be overlooked. In a large portion of her novels we have women storytellers. An investigation of her novels demonstrates that she is female in her point of view and a women's activist in her philosophy. Her examination and presentation of womanlike awareness is coordinated towards a target record of woman's feeling, evaluating Indian womanhood's showdown with male reality. She is not a radical women's activist and her novels are not a through and through judgment of a severe male ruled society calling for radical remaking of male female roles. They are not naturalistic records of the exploitation of woman.