—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.
—Evolution, façade, new woman, psychological.
Priyanka Mahajan is with the Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar,
India (e-mail: email@example.com).
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.