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Apocalypse And Explication - A Study On Female Phase… Ma ya b e co me s a n e ur o t i c a nd q ue st io ns h er sel f wh o i s to d ie b e t we e n h ers el f a nd Ga ut a m? S i nce he d o e s no t s ho w a n y co nc er n ab o u t t he p ro p he s y a nd ab o ut he r me n ta l ago n y t ha t s he s u f f er s f r o m her o b se s sio n ab o u t t he fo rec as t, h e mu s t d ie. S h e l ead s h i m to t he t erra ce a nd t h r o ws hi m to h i s d ea t h. “An d th e n Ga u ta ma mad e a mi s ta k e - h i s la s t, d eci si v e o ne. I n tal k i n g , ge s t ur i n g, h e mo ved i n fro n t o f me .. . “G a uta m a”. I s cre a med i n fur y, a nd t hr u st o ut m y ar ms to war d s h i m, o ut a t hi m, i nto hi m a nd p a st hi m, sa w h i m fal l. th e n, p as s t hr o u g h a n i m me n s it y o f a ir, d o wn t o t he v er y b o tto m. ” ( C r y, T he P e aco c k 2 0 8 ). T he nar r ato r , J a ya, wh o i s a l so t h e P ro t a go ni st in S ha s hi De s hp a nd e ‟s no ve l, T hat Lo n g S il e nce ( 1 9 8 8 ) , le ad s a co mf o rt ab le l i fe a s a ho u se wi fe wi t h t wo ch ild r e n u n ti l t h e arre st a nd s u sp e n s io n o f her h usb a nd fro m ser vi ce fo r h i s co rr up t p ra cti ce s. W he n her fa it h up o n her h u sb a nd ‟ s c h ar ac ter i s s h at tered , s h e i s fo rc ed to p rac ti se „ t he rep et it i ve ne s s a nd b o r ed o m o f wo ma n ‟s li fe ‟ a n d s ub j ect s he rs el f to “T ha t Lo n g Si le nc e” wi t h a st rea m o f co n sc io u s ne s s. Na mi ta Go k h ale i n her f ir s t no v el P aro : Dr ea ms o f P as s io n (1 9 8 4 ) , p re s e nt s fe ma le p ha se mo d e l t h e me. S h e cr e ate s a p ro ta go ni s t, P aro wh o ha s b ee n v io l ated b y l ur i n g a nd la sci v io u s me n s i nce h er s c ho o l d a ys . S h e co m mi ts s i ns fo r a b e t ter o r p e r ma ne n t rela tio n s hip o r wed lo c k b ut s he f i nd s o nl y t he e nd o f t he re lat io n s hi p o r wed lo c k. B ro ke n rela tio n s hip o r wed lo c k s fi n al l y d r i v e her to b e co me fre n z y a nd to co m mi t s ui cid e. B o t h P aro a nd t he Na r r ato r , P r i ya S h ar ma s ho w t h e fe mal e q ua li tie s s uc h a s “P o ss e ss i ve ne s s, P as sio n, J e alo u s y a nd P r id e”. An a tte mp t h as b ee n mad e to b ri n g o ut t he asp ect s o f Fe mi n i st a nd Fe mi n i n e P ha se s t ha t he lp u s e v al ua te t h e d i st i nct i ve t rait s b e t we e n t h e t hre e sta g es . So me o f S ha s hi De s hp a nd e ‟ s no v el s i nd ic ate i n va riab l y t he F e mi n i st mo d e o f p ro te st a nd i mi tat io n. In h er no ve l, e sp ec ia ll y, T he Dar k Ho ld s No T er ro r (1 9 8 0 ), W o ma n i s t h e p ro t a go ni st wh o d efie s t h e mal e tr ad it io n e n tr e nc h i n g her se l f a n e xe mp lar y c hara cter . Sh e s urp as s es t he trad i tio n al e mp as se a nd p s yc ho lo gic al co n fli ct s wh ic h ar e e ns u ed i n t he wa k e o f o p p o s i n g th e es tab li s hed i n st it u ti o na l d ecr e e a nd p o we r. S ari ta, t h e p ro ta go ni s t, p ro ve s t ha t t he b irt h o f g ir l c h ild is n o lo n ger a c ur se a nd st ud i e s med ic i ne a nd b ec o me s a s ucc es s f u l d o cto r a nd get s ma r r i ed to a ma n o f her o wn c ho ice. In Fe mi n i n e wr it i n g, wo me n wr ite rs i mi ta te no t o nl y t he mal e wr it i n g b ut al so u se ma le mo d e l t h e me s o r p r o b le ms . I n Go d o f S ma ll T hi n g s (1 9 9 7 ), Ar u nd ha ti Ro y d ea l s wi t h t h ree t h e me s - Co m mu n i s m, S yr ia n C hr i st ia ni t y a nd Ca s tei s m. S he p o i n t s o u t t hat Ind ia n Co m mu n i s t s wa g e war a g ai n st cla s s b arr ier s o n Eco no mi c Sta t u s , wh e n t he C as te s ys te m, ca ste i s m a nd u nto u c hab il it y p re va il , d ep ri vi n g t h e Da li ts o f th eir fu nd a me nt al ri g ht s. B o t h co m mu n i s ts a nd t he S yri a n C hr is tia n s p r ac ti se ca st ei s m as t he y are up p er cas te co n ver t s id eo lo g ic all y a nd r el i gio u s l y. I n Lo s s o f I n h eri ta nc e, Ki ran D es ai p re se n ts th e t h e me o f s tr u g gl e fo r sep ar at e sta te. It is t he q u es tio n o f B o d o s a n d B o d o la nd wh i c h co mp ri se s K al i mp o n g a nd Dar j ee li n g. B e n gal i s wh o se tt led i n D arj eel in g a nd K al i mp o n g ha v e b e e n p l u nd er ed a n d t hr e ate n ed o f t he ir e xi s te nc e. T he y are t hr o wn i n to co ns ta n t fe ar, a li e na tio n a nd e str an g e me n t. Ela i ne S ho wa l ter sa ys t hat F e mi n is t Cr it ic is m, wh i c h is o t her wis e ca ll ed “g yn o cri ti cs ”, tr e at s wo ma n as a r ead er wh o i s t o in terp r et t h e te x t i n a n a u to no mo u s wa y and a s a crea ter o f her o wn t e xt wi t h her o wn la n g ua g e wi t h i nd ep e nd e n t s t yl e t h at re ve al her a sp irat io n s, s u sc ep t i b ili ti e s, v ic is s it ud e s, fe l ici t y a nd tra v ai ls a nd fo res i g ht. W hat i s es se n tia ll y n ec es s ita ted th at t he p r o b le m o f wo ma n s ho u ld ne ed d ue at t en tio n, ho no ur a nd j us ti ce. It i s t he ma n wh o is e xp ec ted to c ha mp io n t he ca u s e o f wo m an i n o rd er to wr ite and cri ti ci se o n her b e h al f a nd fi x h er i n h er r i g ht p la ce i n t h e a n na l s o f h u ma n hi s to r y cal li n g fo r co n sid er at e mi n d to fo c u s o n t h e q u in te s se n tia l a nd u n iq ue st at u s o f wo ma n i n th e u ni v ers e. “T he ta s k o f fe mi n i st cri ti cs is to fi nd a ne w l a n g ua g e, a ne w wa y o f read i n g t ha t c a n i n te g r ate o u r i n te ll i ge nc e a nd o ur e xp er ie n ce, o u r rea so n a nd o ur s u ffer i n g, o ur scep ti ci s m a nd o u r vi sio n. T h is e nterp ri se s ho uld no t b e co n fi ned to wo me n; I i n v it e Cr i ti c us , P o eti c us a nd P l u tarc h u s to s h are it wi t h u s.” (E S – 4 0 7 )

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