International Journal of English Research

International Journal of English Research


International Journal of English Research
International Journal of English Research
Vol. 2, Issue 4 (2016)

Subverting the patriarchy: A feministic reading of Chetan Bhagat’s Novels


Dr. Manohar D Dugaje

Feminism as a movement gained political importance in the twentieth century, making the culmination of two centuries struggle for cultural roles and socio-political rights. Historian and activist Cheris Kramarae once remarked that, “Feminism is the radical notion that women are human beings” (Kramarae, 35). Feminism as a movement is about women living on equal terms with men and not pushed down, by law or by culture, into a subservient role. Post-independence Indian society has witnessed massive mobilization in work field. The constitutional provision of equal rights and privileges for women with men, the five-year plans stressing the vocational and occupational bias in women’s education and the modern technological innovations helped in a big way for the professional development of women. Empowering the woman within this context, goes to subvert the western notion of the third world woman. What I think however is that if the women were to live in close collaboration with men rather than the other wanting to be superior to the other, productivity will be high and so the world will be a better place to live in. What should be rather celebrated and encouraged, should be collaborative feminism.

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How to cite this article:
Dr. Manohar D Dugaje. Subverting the patriarchy: A feministic reading of Chetan Bhagat’s Novels. International Journal of English Research. 2016; 2(4): 36-38.