Emergence of New Woman in Vijay Tendulkar’s Kanyadaan

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Dr. Vinod Kumar Vaishya


The term ‘New Woman’ does not have any traditional standpoint; it is an attempt of women to come out from the orthodox of patriarchy, ancient social customs and norms.  The concept of New Woman was first popularized by Henry James in the later part of the Nineteenth Century. The aggrandizement of feminist study can be seen in the works of Simon de Beauvoir, Kate Millet, Virginia Woolf and so on, which was the beginning process of unfolding new woman. The main concern of their works was to uplift and emancipate the women’s ideology against the perception of Freudian Phallic ideas. In Indian context, it has been taking a new shape since the 1950s which has different facets in rural and urban areas.


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Dr. Vinod Kumar Vaishya. “Emergence of New Woman in Vijay Tendulkar’s Kanyadaan”. The Creative Launcher, vol. 2, no. 3, Aug. 2017, pp. 508-13, http://thecreativelauncher.com/index.php/tcl/article/view/573.
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