BHARATHIAR UNIVERSITY, COIMBATORE
DR. GURUDUTT T.N.,
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH,
VISVESWARAPURA EVENING COLLEGE, BANGALORE
Anita Desai is one of the best known contemporary women writers of Indian fiction in English. A concerned social visionary, Anita Desai is a keen observer of the society and the position of the women in the contemporary society draws her special attention. Her novels are the exploration of the family problems, which perhaps is the chief concern behind the estrangement of the women from the family. The world of Desai’s fiction is largely a domestic one. If her reputation is established by her early portraits of domestic disharmony, her later novels demonstrate that she writes equally well about the world of men, about Indians abroad and about the western in India. Desai’s novels also evolve a typical setting or ‘world’ of their own of the characters. Most of the Desai’s novels also contain a deep rooted, philosophical concern about the meaning of life.
Key Words: Catastrophe, Displacement, Domestic disharmony, Gender issues, Patriarchal, Stereotype