International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 4, Issue 4 (2017)

The mutiny of Nayantara Sahgal’s the day in shadow


M Banu Krishna, T Jegatheswari, E Jeya Indhu

Nayantara sahgal a prominent and one of the great Indian English women novelist. She began writing when she was very young and became a professional writer in the post- independence year. Her novels depict on the premise of multicolored female characters, marital tension and domestic traumas undertakes the quest for female identity. Sahgals novel deals with men and women, especially women struggling against oppression and injustice heaped upon them in the name of tradition and culture. Nayantara portrays the inalienable right of freedom for women in many of the character in her novels, such as simrit in Sahgals fourth novel The day in shadow (1971). Sahgal entire fictional corpus revolves around the twin themes one was political and the next was lack of communication between husband and wife within modern Indian womens search for individual freedom and self-realization and self-identity relatively permanent self-assessments such as personality attributes knowledge of ones skills and abilities occupation and hobbies, all these qualities can see in Nayantara sahgals The day in shadow present the theme on freedom for women to become aware of themselves as individuals along with tradition and modernity. The protagonist emerges from the shadows to find happiness. It explores the women, how she came out from the patriarchal society. This novel intent to study the protagonist refuses to reconcile with Simrit the patriarchal and male governed society and tries to establish her own individual identity.
Pages : 167-170 | 2850 Views | 1341 Downloads