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Marital Harmony: An Indian Context

Pooja Mittal (Author)

The book is about the troubled psyche of Indian married woman who suffers inequality in marital relationship. It is an attempt to find out the gaps in happy married life by studying four novels in Indian context through feminist, existential and psychoanalytical perspective. Women from different strata of society: a girl child (Raka); widow (Nanda Kaul), House wife (Roop, Satya, Mona) career woman (Sarita) all suffer repercussions of unhappy married life. The book depicts the story of their emancipation. At the end they emerge as new women by their inherent nature of love.

Contents: Preface. 1. Marriage and institution from vedic period to modern period. 2. Marriage and feminism: Indian English fiction. 3. Uneven relationship in marriage: Shauna Singh Baldwin’s What the Body Remembers. 4. Uneven relationship in marriage: Nayantara Sahgal’s Rich Like Us. 5. Uneven relationship in marriage: Anita Desai’s Fire on the Mountain. 6. Uneven relationship in marriage: Shashi Deshpande’s the Dark Holds No Terrors. 7. Conclusion: bridging the gaps. Bibliography.

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Title Marital Harmony: An Indian Context
Author Pooja Mittal
Format Hardcover
Date published: 06.07.2017
Edition 1st.ed.
Publisher The Women Press
Language: English
isbn 9788189110482
length viii+157p., 25cm.