Vol. 4, Issue 2 (2018)
Domestic violence: Inflicting physical & emotional injury in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s short story ‘The Bats’
Author(s): Nigar Alam, Dr. Archana Durgesh
Abstract: Since time immemorial women have been subjected to domestic violence irrespective of financial or educational credibility of the family. It has been seen that this unnatural, repeated or habitual pattern of behaviour by one household member on another is one of the worst kind of barbarous or rather sadistic approach towards weaker member of the family. It becomes more barbaric as the assaulted one is too meek to raise their voice against the atrocities meted to them. In most of the cases it is women or more precisely wives who are subjected to high-handedness by the patriarch or the husband. Divakaruni has been very vocal against this practice. She is active participant of several organisations that help these battered women and help them restore self respect and also to stand on their own feet. She has also protested against domestic violence through her writings.