Feminism relates to
the belief that women should have the same the same social, economic and
political rights. It questions the preconceived assumption about the roles that
men and women should have in life, as they mostly work to the advantage of men
over women. Feminism brings to scrutiny
the portrayals of gender roles, which tend to impose social norms, customs,
connections, laws and expectations on the grounds of gender discrimination .It
can be considered as a movement which is fought against women oppression under
patriarchy. It recognizes that having pleasure is central part of life and does
not discourage woman who enjoys it without any sense of guilt or regret.
Although it started as a mere ‘consciousness’, has now assumed a more emphatic
voice. The new brave woman embraces beauty and power of sex to achieve present
goals. They talk of freedom in sex as a human right; make all efforts to look
glamorous and attractive, different from the traditional women. Many Indian
writers in English have talked of this freedom and its manifestations. They
present the issues regarding women in such a way that they lay bare the inner
landscape of a woman’s intimate experience that testifies her existence. It is
through various other female characters that some significant issues pertaining
gender bias, marriage, displacement, male-dominance and marginalization, will
be resolved in the present article. The study seeks to explore and explicate
the overall images of women and their lifestyle, from the Indian point of view.
The emphasis is on the new emerging woman of modern cosmopolitan India, who is
no more a puppet in the hands of a man.
Feminism, Freedom in sex, Male-dominance, Patriarchy