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AN INSIGHT OF WOMANHOOD IN SUDHA MURTHY’S DOLLAR BAHU

Dr. T. V. Surendranatha Reddy.

Abstract
Even in this modern era, the women in the society are lacking in all her path of life socially,
economically, educationally and so on. The violence and hostility by the male dominated society is the sole
reason for this lacking. The society suffers from various types of gender based violence such as sexual violence,
domestic violence and political violence. The impact of this violence on women is reflected in most of the
writings of Sudha Murthy. Sudha Murthy is known as one of the pragmatic writers in the literary world as her
novels throw light to the true picture of psyche of women and her suppressed life in the society. This article
analyses the womanhood and its conventionality in the novel Dollar Bahu written by Sudha Murthy. The paper
studies about the complexity of life of an ordinary woman on account of different historical and cultural values,
greed for money and the prestigious status of working overseas. It attempts to present the way in which a middle
class woman struggles for self identity and individuality. An insight into the womanhood that portrayed in the
novel proves that the suffering of a woman caused by another woman is on par with the struggle of being
tormented by a man. It also proves that the dominance of the mighty dollar in the pursuit of life can also mess up
the peaceful existence. The novel Dollar Bahu deciphers the power of woman who can either make or break the
family in which she is bonded to.

Key words: Womanhood, modernism, stereotype, dominance, self-identity, conventionality


 
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Dr. T. V. Surendranatha Reddy. AN INSIGHT OF WOMANHOOD IN SUDHA MURTHY’S DOLLAR BAHU. JCR. 2020; 7(19): 2487-2490. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.303


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Dr. T. V. Surendranatha Reddy. AN INSIGHT OF WOMANHOOD IN SUDHA MURTHY’S DOLLAR BAHU. JCR. 2020; 7(19): 2487-2490. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.303



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Dr. T. V. Surendranatha Reddy. AN INSIGHT OF WOMANHOOD IN SUDHA MURTHY’S DOLLAR BAHU. JCR. (2020), [cited September 15, 2020]; 7(19): 2487-2490. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.303



Harvard Style

Dr. T. V. Surendranatha Reddy (2020) AN INSIGHT OF WOMANHOOD IN SUDHA MURTHY’S DOLLAR BAHU. JCR, 7 (19), 2487-2490. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.303



Turabian Style

Dr. T. V. Surendranatha Reddy. 2020. AN INSIGHT OF WOMANHOOD IN SUDHA MURTHY’S DOLLAR BAHU. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19), 2487-2490. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.303



Chicago Style

Dr. T. V. Surendranatha Reddy. "AN INSIGHT OF WOMANHOOD IN SUDHA MURTHY’S DOLLAR BAHU." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 2487-2490. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.303



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Dr. T. V. Surendranatha Reddy. "AN INSIGHT OF WOMANHOOD IN SUDHA MURTHY’S DOLLAR BAHU." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.19 (2020), 2487-2490. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.303



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Dr. T. V. Surendranatha Reddy (2020) AN INSIGHT OF WOMANHOOD IN SUDHA MURTHY’S DOLLAR BAHU. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19), 2487-2490. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.303