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Volume 2 Issue 2

July 2015

Schizophrenic Psyche in Bharathi Mukhejee’s Wife
Dr. M. Noushath, 
Assistant Professor, 
Department of English, 
Government Arts College, 
Karur, Tamil Nadu, India
Abstract
Bharathi Mukherjee is one of the leading novelists of Indian Diaspora. The subjugated psyche of the Indian immigrants is the main theme of Bharati Mukherjee’s novels. Her main theme refers to the phenomenon of migration and the problems like alienation, identity, neurotic behaviour etc. Hence this paper focuses on the schizophrenic psyche of Dimple, the protagonist of Wife. This paper also examines how the schizophrenic psyche leads Dimple to daydreaming, dejection, psychic disorder and at last her disastrous decision of killing her husband.
Keywords
Schizophrenia; Neurosis; Insomnia; Psychic Disintegration.
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