A study of feminine consciousness in the novels of Bhabani Bhattacharya
Being a novelist with a social purpose, Bhattacharya has depicted the social, economic and political changes in India on the background of the contemporary historical events and social conditions. Bhattacharya has produced six novels. Bhattacharya gives an account of the Indian way of life in each of his novels. He refers to various customs, conventions, superstitions and oddities present in the Indian society usually without commenting on their merits. One of the striking features of the novels of Bhabani Bhattacharya is the prominence given to women-characters in them. Women are usually presented by him as highly significant if not central characters. They are not treated as inferior to men, although they happen to live in a male-dominated society.