Feministic Analysis of Arundhati Roy's Postmodern Indian Fiction: The God of Small Things

Global Journal of Business and Social Science Review (GJBSSR), Vol. 5(3), p. 159-164, 2017

6 Pages Posted: 26 Jul 2017

See all articles by A. Hariharasudan

A. Hariharasudan

Kalasalingam University

S. Robert Gnanamony

Kalasalingam University

Date Written: June 23, 2017

Abstract

Objective – The aim of the research is to identify the feminist strains in the postmodern Indian Fiction The God of Small Things (TGST). The researcher has planned to investigate the text systematically for seeking feministic values.

Methodology/Technique – The study reviews previous literature.

Findings – Gender bias and feminism are relevant themes explored by postmodernists. Arundhati Roy portrays the predicament of women through her female characters belonging to three generations in this novel. In the novel, a sense of antagonism and division also infuse the difference senses of identity among the different generation of women. It also generates a line of the clash between the older and the younger generation. Family and political customs play a key role in disadvantaging women. Social constrains are so built up as to sanctify the persecution of women. This is because, in most of the civilizations, social structures are basically patriarchal. Arundhati’s novel challenges this position, though her avowed feminist stance.

Novelty – Women across the globe worldwide, nationwide, regionally and may be capable of holding the influential note of feminism and being capable of deconstructing a constructive implication of their own femaleness and womanhood after reading this paper.

Type of Paper: Review.

Keywords: Feminism; Gender Bias; Patriarchal; Postmodernism; Downtrodden

JEL Classification: B54; H83

Suggested Citation

Hariharasudan, A. and Gnanamony, S. Robert, Feministic Analysis of Arundhati Roy's Postmodern Indian Fiction: The God of Small Things (June 23, 2017). Global Journal of Business and Social Science Review (GJBSSR), Vol. 5(3), p. 159-164, 2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3007288

A. Hariharasudan (Contact Author)

Kalasalingam University ( email )

Krishnankoil
India

S. Robert Gnanamony

Kalasalingam University ( email )

Krishnankoil
India

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