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Feminist Consciousness in the Select Fictions of Shobha De

Author Affiliations

  • 1Tribhuvan University, Mahendra Multiple Campus, Nepalgunj, Nepal

Res. J. Language and Literature Sci., Volume 10, Issue (3), Pages 8-13, September,19 (2023)


This study examines the degree to which Shobha De infuses feminist consciousness into her female characters. Furthermore, it enhances understanding of urban Indian women's psychology, which demands equal rights for women in finding a meaningful place for themselves. In her novels, Shobha De explores the relationship between Indian women and their male counterparts. She has a wonderful gift for engagingly discussing delicate topics related to human relationships. The theme of her writings is standing up for women's rights and raising awareness of women's oppression. In Shobha De's stories, the female protagonists are charming, poised, and self-assured. She explores the feminine mind and diverse heterosexual, homosexual, and sexual practices in her works. The research project in this study, which is based on a qualitative research approach, uses both primary and secondary data. The major sources will be the selected novels of Shobha De, while the secondary sources will primarily draw from other authors' interpretive, analytical, and critical writings. This analysis and interpretation of the research have led to the conclusion that Shobha De's novels portray female protagonists as revolutionary social members. These social members are filled with a new sense of feminist consciousness.


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