International Journal of English Research

International Journal of English Research


International Journal of English Research
International Journal of English Research
Vol. 3, Issue 3 (2017)

Submissive and rebellious women: A study of Nayantara Sahgal’s select novels


Sudha P, Dr. S Selvalakshmi

Nayantara Sahgal is one of our best Socio-political novelists today. She is authentic and vivid in rendering the contemporary Indian urban culture with all its inherent contradictions and imposed controversies. Mrs.Sahgal is indeed qualified to write political novels of high quality. In her novels Mrs.Sahgal has raised some basic problems pertaining to personal relationship and her portrayal of politics is just a part of her humanistic concern because it reveals her deep insight into human psyche. All her major characters of the novels are centripetally drawn towards the vertex of politics. Besides politics, her fiction also draws attention on Indian women’s search for sexual freedom and self-realization. This paper studies both the submissive and rebellious women in Sahgal’s novels. It also highlights her women characters, with a view to understand and appreciate their trials and tribulations under the impact of the conflicting influence of tradition and modernity.
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Sudha P, Dr. S Selvalakshmi. Submissive and rebellious women: A study of Nayantara Sahgal’s select novels. International Journal of English Research, Volume 3, Issue 3, 2017, Pages 06-07
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