Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Author : Charyulu, Dr. Gomatam Mohana

Indian Ecofeminism in the light of Western Concepts: A Brief Study on Kamala Markandeya Select novels

U Sriranganath; Dr. Gomatam Mohana Charyulu

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 4, Pages 933-936

Literature gives a huge scope to study, discuss and understand various layers of practical life reflected in different genres. Generally, it is a belief that the fiction is the powerful driving force to inculcate the ideas of the writer into readers mind. In order to understand the relation between the literary text and connecting the problem discussed in the text with the reader spread a huge debate among the literary circles in India. The critical discourses revolved around ecofeminism, which had its roots in the West, had also marched fast into Indian Writing in English. However, there were a host of Indian women writers who exhibited Ecofeminist identities in their fiction; the present paper tries to project the same in the light of Kamala Markandeya writings like Some Inner Fury (1952), Nectar in a Sieve (1954), A Silence of Desire (1956), A Handful of Rice (1966). This paper also highlights how Markandeya differs from the West in the conceptualization of ecofeminism and established her own ideas. In the process of the discussion, the paper first explores the intricacies of ecofeminsim and then explains the concepts of ecofeminism in the select novels of Markandeya comparing them to the Western critics like Datar, Plumwood V and Warren J K.

The Journey to Empowerment: A study of Sudha Murthy’s Protagonists (Anupama and Srimati)

Dr. Durga Sasi Kiran Saripalli; Dr. Gomatam Mohana Charyulu

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 4, Pages 960-969

Institutions of marriage as well as family which are essential for a community, have been situated supporting encumbrances of sui generis currently. Especially acidulous marriage related pressures are compelling women and stand as nit-picking years in their initial wedded life. Two novels of Sudha Murthy are put to test here: Sudha Murthy’s Mahashweta (2007); Gently Falls the Bakula (2008). How pain in the lives of the two women-protagonists renovate their path of journey towards empowerment that sanctions them a skill-acquisition through chopping and scissoring put on by famous Portuguese professional foot-ball player Cristiano Ronaldo to fight back on wrong-doing which has been showcased here as ‘Naari Sakthi’(Women-Empowerment) of both Anupama and Shrimati textually and pictorially.
“There are no more distinctions between . . . male and female, but all of you are one in Christ Jesus.” (St. Paul, Galatians 3:278)