Theme of self-discovery in Anita Nair’s The Better Man

Kalyani Jitendra Bartakke


                    Anita Nair is one of the finest writers in Indian writing in English with                   an       international reputation.   She effectively highlights their trials and tribulations faced by women in a patriarchal society.  In every novel, Anita Nair always thought about the woman’s search for freedom and self-realization. The present article deals with the woman’s capacity to assert her own rights and individuality in marriage and develop into a full-fledged woman of prospective as a human being.  In the present novel, she explores the freedom of the woman to fulfill herself basically as human being, independent of her various traditional roles as a daughter, wife mother and so on.  This article deals with the theme of self-discovery as seen in her novels.  Her debut novel The Better Man shows the external and internal identity of her female characters.


Anita Nair’s, self-discovery, The Better Man

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