Nayantara Sahgal emerged as one of the great Indian Novelists and her novels present an authentic picture of independent India. A close study of her novels reveals that her two dominant themes feministic and political are always braided one with the other. She is the only novelist who employs politics as a background for her social themes. She takes up women’s problems as the core to which the political issues form a back drop, a thin veneer. Her concern for women is based more on humanism rather than that of feminism. Her feminism does not go beyond treating women as an individual. To put it briefly, the novels of Nayantara Sahgal deal with a wide range of themes ranging from personal dilemma and problems, joys and sorrows, fulfillment and frustrations of women protagonists to the political upheavals, that India has experienced since independence.
Keys words: feminism, political, subjectivity, dowry, pressures, prejudice, injustice, cruel construction etc