Overview for The Stigma of Womanhood
The Stigma of Womanhood is based on reality. The setting is a small town in Assam, linked with the capital city. It deals with a number of crucial issues, which are overlooked in the society. The authoress portrays the plight of widowhood in the white grab the especially in Bishnupriya Manipuri community where most ladies shave their heads after their husbandsâ€™ death just to become jocular showpieces of widowhood. The terrorist problem is a burning problem in the northeast. The consequences of terrorism in the Assamese society and what the general people feel about this social people feel about this social problem are also reflected lightly in this literary piece. The authoress also focuses how communal riots leave behind untold miseries in the society. In the Indian society, where arranged marriages still dominate the civic scenario, there are many examples where the girl is not lucky enough to get a groom. She remains unmarried throughout her life, frustrated and hated and kicked by her own dear ones. The unmarried jobless faces the toughest situation. The protagonist, Shreya, an Assamese leads a cheery life at the beginning. Soon her friends in the neighbourhood get married and beget children. Jobless, dejected and away from her friends for more than half a dozen years, she at last gets married to a Bihari officer. But marriage turns up to disaster and she becomes a widow with a child. The Assamese-Bihari riots in Assam snatched away her husband and left her in darkness forever.
Mansi Sinha (Author)
Born in August 1976 in Assam, Mansi Sinha, is a budding writer in the world of English Literature of the modern age. Writing is her natural instinct and her main objective is to portray the social problems and the social evils, using the pen as the medium. Her parents and the Almighty is the source of inspiration for her. Mansi hails from Rupai Siding, a sub-town area in the district of Tinsukia, Assam. She has done her schooling from the local school, completed her graduation from Tinsukia, Assam from Pune University. Her dream is to modify the social practices that still exist in a developing Indian society. She also focuses on the blind acceptance of western idologies especially in the cities, through the channel of satire. She has authored her debut, Made for Each Other, a socio romantic and satirical novel published in 2002. Other creations by the authoress are in pipeline. The Dry Petals, orror of the Chilly Night, Let me not Die, A Garland of Pearls are her forthcoming works.