Vol. 3, Issue 3 (2016)
Gender discrimination unfolded in the plays of Chitra Banarjee Divakaruni
Author(s): Suresh Kumar R, 2 Thatchanamoorthy P
Abstract: Indian writing in English is fast growing in the hands of notable writers both from India and living outside India. Their major focus is on the issues connected with socio-political situations that take place in the contemporary world. Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is one among them who has addressed most of such social issues and she is a specialist in portraying gender discrimination. Addressing gender discrimination is a must focus issue for, the Indian society is filled with such discriminations due to the impacts of religion and culture. By writing on gender discrimination Divakaruni is assembling much efforts to educate the society against such evils and she is teaches women, through her strong willed women characters, on how to face them. This paper attempts to trace out the gender discrimination issues portrayed in the novels of Divakaruni.