This essay seeks to explore the ecological concerns in Indian women’s writing that explicitly foregrounds the relationship between literature and physical environment. The essay argues that Indian women novelists not only explore female subjectivity in order to establish an identity but also depict social issues. They have begun to voice their concerns on globalisation in India, its impact on gender and family relations as well as on the environment. The changing face of nature and the threat to the ecological balance have compelled the modern writers to represent it in their writings. The soothing and beautiful portrayal of nature in the ancient literature is replaced by the concerns for nature. This paper tries to analyze and interpret about the concerns of nature in K.R Usha’s novel “The Monkey Man”.
Key terms: Environment, modernisation, concern for nature, erratic future