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Research Article | Open Access
Volume 13 2021 | None
Portrayal of Human Relationship in Ladies Coupe
M. Vasanthamalar, Dr.M.Devi Chandra
Pages: 876-879
Indian tradition, as depicted in its mythology and religious texts, has portrayed women as symbols of endurance and silent suffering, often confined to domestic duties while enduring humiliation, suppression, and neglect. While progress has been made through education and political empowerment in the modern era, patriarchy still exerts influence over women's domestic lives. Women continue to struggle for self-assertion, self-discovery, and self-reliance in their quest for empowerment. Patriarchy tends to exert its most significant influence within the domestic sphere. The protagonist of the novel Ladies Coupe, Akhila her journey is enriched by the stories of her married co-passengers. These stories shed light on the array of experiences and problems faced by married women, as well as the various strategies they employ to navigate their complex situations. Nair skillfully portrays the diverse experiences of women in different social circumstances and marital statuses in her work, shedding light on the challenges they face. Within the context of married women, she highlights the pervasive influence of male-dominated or patriarchal oppression.
Patriarchal Oppression – Empowerment – self-discovery – self-reliance – endurance – independence – Suppression – male-dominance