International Journal of English Research


ISSN: 2455-2186

Vol. 2, Issue 2 (2016)

Image of Indian women

Author(s): Dr. Vadivelraja R
Abstract: This paper focuses on the image of Indian woman is central to the study of Literature. Woman has inspired literature and has been its pivotal theme too. It is also a creator of literature and therefore a woman’s presence in literature is all pervading. This is true of Indian English literature. Literature is like a vast canvas in a framework in which writers portray their characters. The purpose of this paper is to flash light on some of those images and unveil them. The paper does not claim to be exhaustive; it is selective and representative of the trends in Indian English Literature The general image of women in literature identifies the real status accorded to women in society as mother, wife, daughter, in that order in a familial setting. So far, the study of the image of women in Indian literature has been concerned itself with following the transition of a woman from the domestic fold to an individual status of holding herself responsible for her own intellectual and emotional fulfillment. In the words of Mary Ann Fergussion, “One peculiarity of the image of women “throughout history is that social stereotype has been reinforced by archetypes. The woman image is seen on a wider level in English fiction as there is scope for weaving a complex network of human relationships.
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