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STRATAGEM OF REVISING THE FEMININE TRAITS FROM TRADITIONALISM TO POSTMODERNISM: A RE-READING OF GITHA HARIHARAN’S THE THOUSAND FACES OF NIGHT AND WHEN DREAMS TRAVEL
(Principal, St.Thomas Public School, Pragati Nagar, Dipka, Korba, Chhattisgarh.)
Woman today is open minded, mentally and emotionally more stable than ever before. Women are striving to create a world which will be theirs without any inhibitions and restrictions, where they can break free from conventional traits. Hariharan projects the urges, dreams and desire of a woman, who has an aversion to be bounded and suffocated by her surroundings. All the characters in the novels are in the process of revealing their experiences and in fact reassuring themselves that they are not helpless but yet are doubly marginalised. The roles into which they ultimately fit themselves are stereotypes. Both the novels are well structured and well knit with a perfect connection between the traditional social conventions and the postmodern liberations. The female characters are shown as opening the windows from traditionalism and breaking the barriers to postmodernism. This paper aims at redefining the lives of women and finding the intersection between traditional and the modern.
Keywords: Conventional, Redefining, Marginalized, Stereotypes, Traits.
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