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dc.contributor.authorBasanl, Tania
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-30T05:10:33Z
dc.date.available2018-08-30T05:10:33Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationBasanl, Tania ( 2012) Critiquing family as an institution in difficult daughters and unaccustomed earth.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://210.212.34.21/handle/32116/1645
dc.description.abstractManju Kapur and Jhumpa Lahiri, both contemporary writers, hailing from middle class strata of society take women from the middle class as their subjects who have nothing dramatic or larger than life scenario about their lives but are domestic women leading ordinary day to day life. Despite their apparent geographical, cultural and contextual differences the predicaments of women that they reflect in their writings show some similarities. Family being an important unit forms the backdrop in both writers in which they place their women protagonists. The present study is an attempt to compare Manju Kapur and Jhumpa Lahiri as feminist writers who react almost identically having been placed in different native contexts to woman's problems. The technique that both use as writers is different with one writing her best in a short story and the other in prose using almost similar themes with family forming an integral part of their works. The study brings forth that Manju Kapur is a 'feminist' writer whereas Jhumpa Lahiri is a 'feminine' writer. Manju talks of women's body, spaces, and their psyche as the main highlight whereas Lahiri talks not of gender but of generations and relations. Manju's women are found in confined places like kitchen, the dressing room, or the attic where Virmati was locked whereas Lahiri's women are placed in open spaces with all exposure but still they meet the same fate. Lahiri and Manju do not out rightly deny the hope of harmony in family by expounding on the notions of relations and family in their respective works.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherCentral University of Punjaben_US
dc.subjectFeminist Literary Criticismen_US
dc.subjectManju Kapur Jhumpa Lahirien_US
dc.subjectDifficult Daughtersen_US
dc.subjectUnaccustomed Earthen_US
dc.subjectFamilyen_US
dc.titleCritiquing family as an institution in difficult daughters and unaccustomed earthen_US
dc.typeMphil Dissertationen_US
dc.contributor.supervisorSingh, Rajendra Kumar
dc.identifier.accessionnoT00030


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