Emancipation of Chinese women in Meira Chand’s A Different Sky

Parvaiz Ahmad Bhat


Meira Chand (1942- ) occupies an important place in the list of multicultural writers. Born to Indian - Swiss parents, she depicts the diasporic issues particularly of the nations she has lived in. Presently, she lives in Singapore. Her historical novel A Different Sky (2010) is aboutSingapore during the tumultuous years 1937-1955 including the Second World War that took place in between. Her purpose of writing this novel was to explainSingapore’s history to the new generation. The novel deals with many issues like cultural clash, identity crisis, alienation etc. The novel develops further the theme of emancipation of Chinese women who suffered from the orthodox Chinese traditions. This paper focuses on the emancipation of Chinese women and for this Meira Chand has chosen one of her prominent characters to bring out their emancipation. 

Full Text:


Copyright (c) 2016 Parvaiz Ahmad Bhat

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


All published Articles are Open Access at  https://journals.pen2print.org/index.php/ijr/ 

Paper submission: ijr@pen2print.org