Corrosion of Self and Quest for Identity in Rama Mehta's "Inside the Haveli"

Vijayanta Dhand


Rama Mehta took up the cause of Indian woman seeking inspiration from the Western feminists such as Beauvoir, Helene Cixous, Gubar and Spivak. She condemned the suppression of women and gender discrimination.Rama Mehta’s Inside the Haveli, and The Divorced Hindu Woman proved revolutionary as these novels projected the issues of women’s identity following the tradition of Anita Desai and Arun Joshi who propagated the existential vision.


corrosion; patriarchal; existential, femininity; subjectivity

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