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Volume 1 Issue 6

November 2014

Illusion versus Reality: A Study of Indian English Women Poetry
Ms. Neha Nagar, 
Researcher, 
Department of English, 
University of Lucknow, 
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Abstract
Freedom is perhaps the prerequisite for human life to flourish. In India women are confined to kitchens and are deprived of their freedom. To express their wrath against patriarchy, many women these days are moving outside cultural and disciplinary boundaries and are defying the traditional role of woman as a dutiful wife, mother or daughter. They are trying to break the walls of silence that habitually surround them. But the social pressures which mould their very thinking make them non-communicative about their real needs and desires. As a result there arises a contradiction in speech and behaviour making them sometimes submissive and sometimes harsh. The same is the case with contemporary Indian women poets taken up for study in the paper. The poetry written by contemporary Indian women poets are generally considered to be revealing the growth of feminine poetic consciousness on one hand and on the other hand the changing position of women in Indian society. Race, ethnicity and sexual identity, are the major tools of the poet with which she attacks and writes back against the established canon. The present paper would undertake a cumulative study to present a comprehensive picture of an idealised world and how is it different from real.
Keywords
Illusion; Reality; Indian English Women Poets.
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