Difficult Daughters [Manju Kapur] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Set around the time of Partition and written with absorbing intelligence. I have taken up Manju Kapur’s debut novel Difficult Daughters () to delineate how the saga of the partition of a nation becomes the. The Criterion: An International Journal in English ISSN A Feminist Study of Manju Kapur’s Difficult Daughters Bijender Singh .

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Describing Virmati would be similar to describing any girl of the same age; young, enthusiastic, adventurous, vibrant and highly emotional.

This event, ironically, brought Virmati closer to her estranged family. Kxpur, its a goodread. While the country bleeds in birth and finds peace eventually, does it come to Virmati and her husband?

After they are married and Virmati disowned by her family, her husband kkapur Set in the backdrop of World War Dayghters, partition and the nascent India, this book is about love- myopic, pure, rebellious, painful but strong.

The purpose of present study is to investigate the positions of women in contemporary Indian novel Difficult Daughters by Manju Kapur. She wants to learn and grow as a person and devotes her life to gaining education more than anyone in her family. Glad that Manju Kapur is writing, glad that publishers are printing books about women, about partition, about sex, and about families.

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Sep 05, Ashmi rated it it was amazing.

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She was still Vol. I wish the book didn’t concentrate so strongly on Virmati. Popular covers see all manhu covers. It’s not only that I think it wasn’t; it’s rather that Virmati never seemed to properly analyse her situation and ended up making choices which even she seemed to consider rather harmful than profitable.

I could feel the fire in this novel, the fire for more.

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Virmati’s love rival is the Professor’s wife, a barely literate woman chosen for him as a child. I began the book with very high expectations. I’d like to learn more. In the first part of the story one sees a young girl enamoured by an older more sophisticated man. No trivia or quizzes yet. In this research paper, the writer analyzes and focuses on the issues related to the upper middleclass Indian women and their mental dilemma on their plight.

Jun 20, Aparna rated it really liked it.

Truly describes the struggle one woman makes to pursue something she desires and the sort of changes that brings about. What she seems to suggest is- Partition, which is considered one of the biggest genocides in human histories, could prove fruitful to the protagonist a twisted idea, really She does a half baked job of daughtefs a glimpse of a nascent India and the obsession with Literature and psuedo intellectual ideas of Viru and the Professor. difficlut


I really enjoyed reading these different phases. Now the time has changed and women are coming out of their houses to take part in Satyagraha Movement to fight for their right.

The partition motif was pretty heavy-handed, and the story skimmed along so many events that I never got much of a feel for the characters.

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An important lesson to learn when dealing with relationships with one’s mother. A good and easy read with a lot of indian cultural dauhgters.

However, traditions are strictly adhered to, and this causes much conflict.

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All this fuss about an arrogant, full-of-himself, overbearing, ungrateful man? Her mother wanted Virmati to do something all the time for her siblings and this habit of her mother irked her. Help Center Find new research papers in: With a striking maju of language and a natural eloquence, Kapur weaves a story at once heartbreaking and impressively thought-provoking.

She takes it upon herself to join the loose ends of her past. Thanks for telling us about the problem.