Vol. 4, Issue 3 (2017)
Tragic flight of the female protagonist in Manju Kapur’s “Difficult daughters”
Author(s): S Selva priya, R Niranjanadevi, G Shahila
Abstract: Tradition is deep-rooted in India and in the traditional system Indian society is organized around gender division giving more space to male for dominance. Right from the marriage, the bride’s incorporation into the family begins. She is directed and educated into the way of life of her husband’s family. But in spite of her all attempts to dedicate herself truthfully to the comfort of the family she is considered an outsider. A close study of Manju Kapur’s novels makes us observe that through the story of her female protagonists in her all the three novels she also projects the view that when an Indian woman, in spite of her education, status and intelligence, tries to get married according to her own option, is likely to destroy her forecast in both the worlds the one that she revolts against and the other she embraces.