A Saga of Self’ in Manju Kapur’s Difficult Daughters


  • Dr. M. Nivedita


Recent trends in the writings of Indian women authors demonstrate their enormous leaps from the local to the global level. This article depicts not just the struggle and suffering of Indian women in the existing societal context but also those conditions that were manufactured to expand the feminist spectrum. For ages, the patriarchal world has marginalized women. Even in literature, art, and scripture, women have been depicted as humble, and anyone who deviates from these customary norms is considered sinful and immoral. Is this because men created the laws? The times have changed, and female protagonists are no longer suited to home scenes with subdued voices. The story of a nation's separation is recounted in Manju Kapur's debut novel, 'Difficult Daughters,' which also preserves a symbiotic relationship and promotes the progression of women. The search is not limited to the one we desire and achieve; it also includes the woman's desire for independence.