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Indian English Women's Fiction: A Study of Marriage, Career and Divorce

D. Murali Manohar (Author)

The present book traces the background to Indian English Women's Fiction, excluding the translated text, from the late nineteenth century novels of Toru Dutt, Krupabai Satthianadhan, and Shevantibai M. Nikambe. Almost all the twentieth century major works of leading women writers such as Kamala Markandaya, Nayantara Sahgal, Anita Desai, Kamala Das, Gita Mehta, Shashi Deshpande, Shobha De to the emerging novelists like Anjana Appachana, Namita Gokhale, Githa Hariharan, Manju Kapur have been studied in depth to discuss the issues of marriage, career and divorce. The book attempts to delve into the life of "educated" women and traces the answers to the followings: What kind of marriage should the women undergo: arranged marriage or love marriage or love-cum-arranged marriage? What is the difference between a job and a career? What kind of career should they choose? Who is going toe determine what career to choose? What career options do the women have? Do women want separation or divorce and why? What is the right time for divorce? There are many other feministic issues which have been approached to realistically and analytically, with special reference to several literary works. The present book thus offers an in-depth study of elite women on one hand and caters to the academic needs of students and researchers of Indian English women fiction on the other. The general readers will definitely find it a real eye-opener and also interesting.

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About the author

D. Murali Manohar

Dr. D. Murali Manohar, M.A., B.Ed., M.Phil. and Ph.D. teaches English in the Department of English, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, His areas of interest are Indian English Women’s Fiction, Dalit Studies, and English Language. He has two full lenty books-Kamala Das: Treatment of love in her Poetry and Indian English Women’s Fiction: A Study of marriage, Career and Divorce. He also has three edited books to his credit apart from several articles in national and international journals and books.

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Bibliographic information

Title Indian English Women's Fiction: A Study of Marriage, Career and Divorce
Format Hardcover
Date published: 07.04.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788126906833
length xvi+252p., Bibliography; 23cm.