Sense of Alienation in the Novel ‘Cry the Peacock’ By Anita Desai


  • E. Arivuselvi III-B.A English Dr.Umayal Ramanathan College for Women, Karaikudi.


Literature plays an important role in the life of humans as it is the reflection of our
lives. It is usually evidence to the realism of the life and it projects the bitter reality of the
living life. We can talk about any subjects which are not subjected to talk freely in outside.
Hence it can also be talked and can remain as a proof for everyone. It can connect with many
hearts all over the world there by connecting a wide radius. There are many different genres
in literature that establishes variety of topics that aren’t aware and not even knowledgeable to
the people.
The term ‘feminism’ has many different uses and meanings. The history of modern
western feminist movements is divided into three ’waves’. The first wave comprised
women’s promoting women’s right to vote. The second wave was movement for legal and
social equality for women. The third wave is a continuation of, and a reaction to the
perceived failures of, second –wave’s feminism. Feminism in India has been a long, troubled
debate which is still continually widespread in various forms. This includes establishing the
equal rights for women in education and employment. Feminism has regularly become more
far-ranging and delicate in its attacks on male-dominated society. Feminist theory, which
emerged from feminist movements, aims to understand the nature of gender in equality by
examine women’s social roles and lived experience. Although feminist support is and has
focused on women’s rights, some feminist, including bell hooks, quarrel for the inclusion of
men’s liberation with in aims because, men are also harmed by traditional gender roles. This
concept is strongly portrayed in Anita Desai’s novel ‘The Cry Peacock’.


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Arivuselvi, E. (2017). Sense of Alienation in the Novel ‘Cry the Peacock’ By Anita Desai. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH , 5(10), 7. Retrieved from