A Mirror to Queer Desires of Women in “A Married Women” & “Lihaaf”

1Ritika Singh* and Shivani Vashist

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Abstract:

The paper is an examination and exploration of representation of women and their sexual desires in Manju Kapur’s, “A Married Woman” and Ismat Chugtai’s, “Lihaaf”. Both these works strongly condemns the shackles of the patriarchal world by presenting New Woman, who revolt against the set norms and are very much clear about their rights and desires. Lesbianism, highlighted in both these work is an attack on the conventional society and shows how it is a matter of self-identity for a woman. . This paper is an attempt to understand about the psyche and position of sexually repressed women and will explore about their struggles in quest for identity and assertion of individuality. Through this paper, I intend to focus on the situation of sexually repressed women, the trauma she has to go throughout and her protests for self-recognition.

Keywords:

Sexual Desires, Patriarchal, New Woman, Lesbianism, Individuality, Self-recognition.

Paper Details
Month4
Year2020
Volume24
IssueIssue 5
Pages4428-4428