Exploration of gender discrimination and woman liberation by Nayantara Sahgal in storm in Chandigarh
Storm in Chandigarh is her third novel. It focuses multipart human relationships in liberty, truthfulness, love, friendship and equality. The novel also presents a contemptuous objection against the denial of liberty and uniqueness to woman. Sahgal’s concept of a free woman transcends the restrictions of economic or social liberty and becomes a cerebral or emotional approach. In Storm in Chandigarh there is a requirement to redefine morals and virtue. The protagonist in the novel proves that women have a right being a human being to live as they desire. Thus, the protagonist represented as the liberated woman in the novel.Saroj, the protagonist signifies the new woman who is attempting to maintain her uniqueness and breathe independently in the disgusting environment of emotionally and psychologically unrewarding marriages. Sahgal attempts to represent the emotional response of woman that how a woman looks out at her constraints and herself. She believes that woman should try to realize and understand herself as a human being and not mere as an attachment to some man life. She explores that women have been suffered for several years by the hands of discriminating pressures. Sahgal in the novel has attempted to describe these pressures. She doesn’t hold men liable for the pitiable position of women. In its place, she blames the system itself. She explored very clearly the effect of gender discrimination on women liberation in the novel.