Conjugal Relationship in the Select Works of Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Ms. Meeti Ojha, Dr. L. S. Gorasya


Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is an immigrant writer whose stories deal with the life of Indian immigrants in America, specially women immigrants. She has narrated her own experiences as well as others' experiences as migrant Indian women in her novels and short story collections. This paper focuses on the marital relationship in the diasporic narrations of Divakaruni. She represents the man-woman relationship in the bond of marriage in the context of cultural conflict. Becoming the voice of her female characters who fight against the patriarchy, she depicts female consciousness deeply underlying in her works. She represents the East-West dichotomy in which women are trying to raise themselves from the shackles of male suppression.

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