Depiction of Culture and Women’s condition in India - A Canadian Writer’s perspective

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Dr. N. Kavitha, Dr. D. Chitra, Dr. A. Shajitha Banu,


The criticism and praise that Mistry has received for his treatment of women only scratches the surface of the broad range of females, he has created in his three works of fiction. This discussion will focus on the wives, widows, mothers and single women in each of his books, while at the same time, examining the intimate details of their private and public hives.    In addition to the exploration of women in India and in particular, parsi women, this study will also use a variety of socio-historical and cultural theories that aim to explain the alternately oppressed and liberated status of women in their various role.                

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