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STRUGGLING WOMEN FOR THEIR OWN IDENTITY IN JAISHREE MISRA’S ANCIENT PROMISES AND ANITA DESAI’S CLEAR LIGHT OF THE DAY

Abstract

The well known Indian women novelist Anita Desai and Jaishree Misra represent the conflict and  suffering of the educated women of modern India who struggle between values, tradition and  modernity as well as struggling for their own identity and independence. The women protagonists of their novels are ready to fight against the orthodox rituals, tradition and values of society. In  Anita  Desai’s ‘Clear Light of the Day’ and Jaishree Misra’s ‘Ancient Promises’ portrays the women who are struggling between the tradition and modernity where they are searching for real  identity by facing suppression,  oppression in their patriarchal domination. The women character of Anita Desai and Jaishree Misra’s novels seeks own identity, the status and position like that of men with equal sexuality and rights. For own identity, self discovery, status, position and independence they rebel against society. In this paper authors highlighted and presented the cohesive study of
Struggling Women for their own identity in Jaishree Misra’s Ancient Promises and Anita Desai’s  Clear Light of the Day.