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Volume 1 Issue 4

September 2014

Voice of Resistance in Ashapurna Devi’s At Sixes and Sevens
Ms. N. Leela, 
Assistant Professor, 
Department of English, 
A. M. Jain College, 
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Abstract
Ashapurna Devi, a well-known Bengali novelist, traces the evolution of a Bengali woman as an enlightened and empowered individual, struggling against the shackles of discriminatory norms imposed upon her by the society. The present paper discusses about revolt of six girls in Ashapurna Devi’s Novel At Sixes and Sevens. The revolt is not only against men but also against women. Devi identifies education as a powerful weapon to resist.
Keywords
Identity; Gender based discrimination; Education; Struggle to Revolt; Ashapurna Devi; At Sixes and Sevens.
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