Violence and Memory in Shashi Deshpande’s novel Moving On and Sudha Murty’s Mahashweta

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Vijay Kailas Shirture


Post-1990s Indian English Novels dissect the new Indian literary world and the several issues concerns to new India. These issues are violence, displacement, marginalization, cross-cultural context, regional disputes, and the quest for rape. Violence is the extremely malevolent act against women, in any society, culture, and nation. Indian women are unable to play a pivotal role in society. It’s because of a lack of sovereignty and fewer opportunities in the field of space and science, technology, the educational system, and politics.

The present paper focuses on the violence and memory concerning women across India in selected novels. Shashi Deshpande’s novel Moving On (2004) depicted violence of psychological order and rape against the Manjari and Milu. Sudha Murty’s novel Mahashweta (2007) narrates the resistance of Anupama who suffered from the disease called leukoderma. These narratives will be examined from the position of violence, voice and resistance, and feminist theoretical framework.

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