Kumudha; a Traditional Mother in Parasakti and Others in a Plastic Box by Ambai
A. Jayanthi1, N. S. Vishnupriya2

1A. Jayanthi, pursuing PhD in English literature in VIT Vellore.
2Dr. N. S. Vishnu Priya’s , Assistant Professor (senior) in the department of English in VIT, Vellore.

Manuscript received on 5 August 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 11 August 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 September 2019. | PP:2113-2115 | Volume-8 Issue-3 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: C4556098319/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.C4556.098319
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Abstract: The main concern of the paper is to study the significance of women in family life. It explores the importance of women in the short story Parsakti and Others in a Plastic Box which is published in the collection, In a Forest a Deer written by C.S.Lakshmi. The story is discussed from a feminist perspective. Most of Ambai’s works reveal the lives of traditional women their feelings, love, courage, will- power, search for identity, self-respect, equality and so on. This paper aims to explore the life of a traditional woman who has lost her husband, and is always caring for her daughter along with while carrying her own life. She’s interested in cooking and helping her neighbours, politics, playing veena and singing songs with a lot of easel. She is a frim establisher spirituality of her self-identity and hence wants to write her own biography. This paper defends the ideology of Amabi who affirms that women need equal consideration more from the family than from the society. The paper is significant in a way that it helps the readers to understand empirically the social constructivist and cultural glorification of womanhood in Parasakti and Others in a Plastic Box. The paper further stresses on the difference in understanding the very meaning of the word ‘Freedom’ between the two generations. It delineates how the younger generation calling out for their own freedom unconsciously hinder the freedom of the older generation people without understanding their values, sentiments and attachments. This article views these aspects through the medium of feminism and voices the inner-selves of fictional women out loud.
Keywords: Affection, Innocent, Mother Daughter relationship, Struggles, Traditional woman.

Scope of the Article: English