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International Journal of Literacy and Education

2023, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part A

Feminism motherhood womanhood in the novels of Jhumpa Lahiri


Author(s): Dr. Shiva Sharma

Abstract: Jhumpa Lahiri is undoubtedly the first immigrant writer who is considered with the maladies of her characters and tries to be their interpreter. She is an artistic and the artist's other name is an interpreter The real name of Jhumpa Lahiri is Nilanjana Sudeshna. She was born on July 11, 1967. She is an American author of Indian origin. We know her for her short stories, novels and essays in English and more recently in Italian. The portrayal of women in the novels of Jhumpa Lahiri is unique. The women characters of the novelist redefine the nature of women. Women are portrayed as individuals, breaking the rules of patriarchy and redefine their gender roles. They the myths of womanhood and motherhood. They fight with courage and resist various challenges in relationship including material life. For example in her novels Lahiri explore Gauri's expression of identity, her struggle with love, Bela's choice for individuality and pragmatism in life.Jhumpa Lahiri portrays women of all ages, clothes in many different personalities what always as a person coming to terms with some aspects of her life. New sensibilities are being forged within these pages, new feelings being hammerd out new areas being explored. All the different types of women characters have one thing in common, though some are submissive, some are revolting. Jhumpa Lahari in her fiction depicts and celebrates the womanhood and the femininity of an everyday woman in its entirety.

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Dr. Shiva Sharma. Feminism motherhood womanhood in the novels of Jhumpa Lahiri. Int J Literacy Educ 2023;3(2):04-06.
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