Postfeminist Micro-Politics in Shobha De’s Novel Second Thoughts

Authors

  • Dr. Aishwarya M M.A., M.Phil., PhD. Assistant Professor an,d HOD Department of English (SF), PSGR Krishnammal College for Women, Coimbatore -641004, Tamil Nadu, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v9i4.10987

Keywords:

Disillusionment – Relationship – Postfeminism - Micro-Politics – Women - Patriarchal Attitude - Women’s Duty- Restriction - Domestic Sphere

Abstract

The novel Second Thoughts deals with the story of a young middle class Bengali girl who marries a Bombay based foreign returned Bengali Boy. The story depicts the disillusionment of a married woman and an explosive tale of love and betrayal that exposes the hollowness of human relationship especially within arranged marriages. This chapter deals with the concept of Micro-Politics which is a significant dogma of postfeminism. Micro-Politics believes that there has been drastic change in the position of women in basic social relationships, within the families, workplace and other public spheres. Postfeministic notion of micro-politics is intended to provide insight into the complicated nexus of relationship and also to rethink this same concept in terms of postfeminism.

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Published

2021-04-28

How to Cite

M, D. A. (2021). Postfeminist Micro-Politics in Shobha De’s Novel Second Thoughts. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 9(4), 87–110. https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v9i4.10987