Narratives Of Indian Women And Their Catastrophes: A Study Of Geetanjali Shree’s Tomb Of Sand

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Aparna Aggarwal , Dr.Gowher Ahmad Naik


Geetanjali Shree has expressed the stories of Indian women and their nature, psychology, and struggle through her characters in the novel Tomb of Sand. She is a sensitive storyteller with a firm grasp on all the issues affecting women's lives, from the home-family to the community and particular region. These historical issues of Indian society which deeply affects the women have been brought up in Gitanjali Shri's fiction and seem relevant in every circumstance through the story of two women- Mother and Daughter. This paper analyses the what is to be a woman in a man’s world and the catastrophes she has to go through her life just because she’s a woman. It questions about the women’s freedom of choice and what is to be a true feminist. It demonstrates how women have to face patriarchy in the name of family values and Indian customs. It also analyzes the issues of harassment, violence and exploitation of women during the partition of India in 1947.

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