The Uber-modern Heroines in Chetan Bhagatâ€™s Fictions
Keywords:non-traditional, nomenclature, patriarchy, libertinism, hedonism, uber-modern, voluptuous, globalised.
By taking into account all the seven best-selling novels produced so far by Chetan Bhagat â€” Five Point Someone (2004), One Night @Call Center (2005), The 3 Mistakes of My Life (2008), 2States (2009), Revolution 2020 (2011), Half Girlfriend (2014) and One Indian Girl (2016) â€” this present paper aims to analyse in details how Bhagatâ€™s heroines in these novels are extraordinarily distinguished and masters of their own non-traditional will power. The very nomenclature of his heroines such as Vidya, Radhika, Aarti, Priyanka et al not only distinctly sounds modern but even in their thoughts, actions, points of view and indomitable rebelliousness against arbitrary patriarchy, their rationality, practicality and to some extent immorality, libertinism and hedonism they are incontrovertibly uber-modern. This paper also analyses whether Chetan Bhagat himself excoriates his heroines or exculpates them from their being accused of leading an unethical, self-indulgent and voluptuous life in a globalised world.