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A Study of Female Figure in Bapsi Sidhwa’s ‘The Pakistani Bride’ and Tehmina Durrani’s ‘My Feudal Lord’

Swati Srivastava, Avneesh Kumar Singh


The Feminist Movement, of the twentieth century that metamorphosed the attitude and perception of the world. It provided a better understanding of women’s issues and rights and endeavored to bring them forward because they had been marginalized for so long. While the privileged women of the continent got into limelight by means of their writings, women belonging to third world still had their voice unheard. There is also a rich tradition of Women writing in English being carried out efficiently with some remarkable writers, who have not only gained recognition at internationally acclaimed. The novels strongly comments about the influence of cultural conflicts and its impact on the social order. Bapsi Sidhwa's novel The Pakistani Bride deals with the repression of women in the patriarchal Pakistani society. The novel is based on a true story narrated to Sidhwa when with her family; she stayed at an army camping the remotest regions of the Karakoram Mountains. My Feudal Lord is one of the extraordinary autobiographies that can ever be written. Durrani uses it as a means of exposing the hypocrisy of ruling elites in Pakistan generally and the cruel nature of her husband specifically. In this book she talks about social ethos of Pakistani marital life by citing her own marriage as an example.

Keywords: privileged, milieu, promise, experience, autobiography, high.

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