India in Transition Society and Culture in the Novels of Kamala Markandaya


  • T. G. Aneeta Joel Assistant Professor, CSI Institute of Legal Studies, Cheruvarakkonam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India


consciousness raising, hybridity, neocolonialism, racism


Markanday’s writing needs a wide range of theoretical concern. she remained a highly sensitive human being to her contemporary issues whether it is the initiation of postcolonial discourse with the issues like neocolonialism, orientalism, Hybridity, racism, feminine orient or second wave feminism’s efforts of consciousness-raising against male sexist behavior. An analysis of Markenday’s novels under cultural studies is an attempt to reveal her dissatisfaction with contemporary socio-cultural transition in India. In almost all her novels Markandays has openly ended the story and demanded her readers active participation. Through these techniques perhaps she wants to start a debate among her readers about the transitional situations the whole Indian society and culture are going through. she wants her readers to come out with some of the solutions to improve the situations for the betterment of humanities. Further researches on markanday’s novel can be done on the topics like ‘clashes between Gandhian an India and crises and issues Nehruvuina thoughts on the development and modernization of post-colonial India and crises and issues in neo colonial and neo imperial situation in India.


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T. G. A. Joel, “India in Transition Society and Culture in the Novels of Kamala Markandaya”, IJRESM, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 18–21, Mar. 2023.