Chetan Bhagat: Recent Readings: Mental conflicts of Indian women in One Indian Girl


  • Ms. Madhu (M.A., B.Ed.) Research Scholar, Desh Bhagat University, Mandi Gobindgarh, Fatehgarh, Punjab. & HM at Air Force School, Vadsar, Kalol, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India.



Mental Conflicts, Psychoanalysis, Social Barriers and Challenges, Gender and Colour Discrimination


This chapter is written to have a look at Chetan Bhagat’s novel One Indian Girl from cerebral angle to acknowledge a deviation in Indian Women’s demeanor and behaviour. Indian women’s mind is full of conflicts and confusion. They have to deal with social stereotypes.  Our society believes that girls can make a successful career either or a successful home. Can’t do both together. What an astonishment! We give wings to our daughters but then she is told that she has to build a nest. So she has to forget to fly. Chetan Bhagat’s novel One Indian Girl offers a female’s anima – her goals and inclination in her thoughts and geared up to flare up and ensue at even the slightest pierce. Radhika Mehta cogitates a maiden who is a sturdy backer of feminist ideology however she has to confront the pre-determined norms of Indian society that have been set below patriarchal society because of which she has to go through numerous sorts of torments and distress. This narrative is generally about Radhika, the proponent, unveiling the exceptional elements of a modern-day Indian woman. Radhika’s social reputation influences society to a great extent that she turns into a vulnerable target of many known and unknown conditions which vexed her unfulfilled objectives of not getting bodily love and appreciation. Radhika’s unfulfilled dreams take her foundation within side the discrimination meted to her in her formative years and youth. It is a first-character narrative through the protagonist whose internal voice (named ‘Mini-me’) constantly expresses her internal feelings and the mental conflicts occurring in her thoughts.


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E-notes One Indian girl Wikipedia




How to Cite

Ms. Madhu. (2021). Chetan Bhagat: Recent Readings: Mental conflicts of Indian women in One Indian Girl. The Creative Launcher, 6(3), 49–53.