IJSSH 2015 Vol.5(2): 200-203 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2015.V5.452

Evolution of New Woman: A New Façade of Indian Culture in the Select Novels of Manju Kapur and Shobha De

Priyanka Mahajan
Abstract—The present paper is a sincere and humble effort to explore the evolution of new woman in India after the partition. The birth of “new woman” in India is a reality, as the concept and position of womanhood has changed in the modern context. Attitudinal shift can be seen in the woman who longer shies away from taking initiatives. Though this new change in thought has its variables, the results are relative depending upon the individual. Through present paper, the researcher has attempted to investigate a new façade of Indian culture that gave birth to a new woman presented in the select novels of Manju Kapur and Shobha Dee. The new image of women presented by novelists under study is ambitious, lustful, power hungry and bold. She is an assimilation of western influences as well as her native culture. She is a hybrid who despite of all kinds of upheavals, is able to strike a balance among diverse spheres of her life. All domains of her growth, social, political and psychological remain the focus of our investigation.

Index Terms—Evolution, façade, new woman, psychological.

Priyanka Mahajan is with the Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, India (e-mail: priyankamahajan.info@gmail.com).

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Cite: Priyanka Mahajan, " Evolution of New Woman: A New Façade of Indian Culture in the Select Novels of Manju Kapur and Shobha De," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 200-203, 2015.

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