Gender Discrimination and Women Subjugation in Amitav Ghosh’s Sea of Poppies: A Feministic study of Contemporary Indian Society
Keywords:Patriarchy, Society, Subjugation, Liberty
This paper presents various aspects of gender discrimination and subjugation of women to male dominated society and orders, set by a particular group of society, against women. Women are suffering silently in the hands of patriarchal code and system of society. This discrimination leads to heinous crimes against women and at last they lost their lives. Today the problem of lower sex ratio is a consequence of this gender discrimination. This is a challenge before country how to tackle this social evil and make India a developed country where women and children can live without any fear and threats. This paper also presents the ways which have been accepted by our government and intellectuals to tackle this inequality and discrimination through the processes of strict legal and reasonable laws, constitutional provisions and Acts which are mentioned in Indian Constitution. This study expresses an intense urge for gender justice and elimination of discrimination in its all forms and to establish equality and fraternity in society and a welfare state for all in spite of their cast, creed, religion, gender, status and birth place. Amitav Ghosh has shown the effects of patriarchal orders, along with colonial rule, on women and their lives in Indian society with the help of his novel Sea of Poppies (2008). His novel is a commentary on the established orthodoxical orders in society by male which cause women to suffer silently without any resist against this patriarchal dominance.
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