A Study Of Female Victimization In Bapsi Sidhwa’s Ice-Candy Man

1Mr. M. Siva Kumar

2Dr. Bommiraja

1Sri Ram Nallamani Yadava College for Arts & Science,
2Sri Ram Nallamani Yadava College for Arts & Science


In literature, a woman acts as a forceful vehicle for the author’s viewpoint. She contributes significantly to a web of familial, social, and cultural traditions, sometimes acting quietly and other times defiantly. A more emancipated and forward-thinking woman has replaced the passive and servile feminine. Women’s ideas change as a result of the emergence of feminist movements and female consciousness. This offers fresh perspectives and creative literary expression. Women have long been prominent characters in literature. One such author who has emerged as one of the most contemplative voices in contemporary English writing is Bapsi Sidhwa. The diasporic literature provides a wealth of knowledge on the thoughts of women. The female protagonists in Bapsi Sidhwa’s works, in particular, experience uncontrollable anxiety and psychic suffering as a result of being involved in a cross-cultural clash. The female lead characters experience the agonising dislocation within the domestic context. We discover that the inner lives of the female characters in Bapsi Sidhwa’s novels are made known. To better understand the female characters’ inner lives, sheprobes their psychology in greater depth. Feminism, one of the main themes in Bapsi Sidhwa’s Ice-Candy-Man, is the subject of the current essay. In Ice-Candy-Man, Sidhwa envisions a society devoid of hierarchy and power dynamics, one that is truly human and founded on the ideals of fairness and equality.


Discrimination, Feminist, Subjugation, Victimization, Patriarchal, Biases, Archetypal

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