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Volume 2 Issue 9

April 2016

The Labour of Love becoming a Burden: A Study of Upamanyu Chatterjee's The Last Burden
Ms. S. Chitra, 
Researcher, 
Department of English, 
Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, 
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Dr. S. Kalamani, 
Associate Professor and Head, 
Department of English, 
Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, 
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Abstract
India is a male dominated society where individual rights are subordinated to socially constructed gender roles. Even though the Constitution of India has granted equal rights to women as that of men, gender disparity still remains. In spite of many steps taken by the government and by many organisations for the equality and the liberty of women, women are suppressed and discriminated both in homes and in the outside world. Many Indian writers who wrote in English focus on many aspects of human life. Gender disparity is one of the major themes in Indian English fiction. Upamanyu Chatterjee who portrays India through his novels depicts gender disparity prevailing in the Indian middle class society of the contemporary world in his second novel The Last Burden. It is an appraisal of the harsh realities of the Indian middle class woman today.
Keywords
Labour of Love; Upamanyu Chatterjee; The Last Burden.
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