ADDRESSING GENDER CONFLICT AND SEXISM IN SUDHA MURTHY’S NOVELS
Keywords:Patriarchal, Oppression, Victimization, Violence, Gender Conflict
Literature is the reflection of society. The purpose of literature is not only to entertain or aesthetic, but it also presents everyday social, political, and cultural issues. Many Indian Women Novelist like Arundhati Roy, Geeta Hariharan, Anita Nair, and Manju Kapoor explores women’s problems and the female subjectivity of patriarchal society through their books. Sudha Murthy is a contemporary writer who tries to bring social reformation and gender equality in her works. She is portraying the image o,f innocent women that lose their identity due to gender discrimination in society. The Present paper explores how gender conflicts are part of Sudha Murthy's works. The study examines how her female characters reject male domination, domestic violence, injustice, oppression, and traditional norms constructed by the patriarchal system. Further, the study will analyze how her female characters' rebellious nature helps them to fight for their existence and self-identity.