Breaking the Formula in Mother–Daughter Relationship with Reference to Geetanjali Shree’s Mai
S. Hepsiba

S. Hepsiba, Department of English, Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education College, Krishnankoil (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 20 January 2020 | Revised Manuscript received on 29 January 2020 | Manuscript Published on 04 February 2020 | PP: 241-242 | Volume-8 Issue-4S4 December 2019 | Retrieval Number: D10321284S419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D1032.1284S419
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Abstract: The novel depicts how Sunaina grows up in a North Indian middle-class family under the tender care of her mother. The daughter belatedly recognizes her mother’s role in creating a fertile space of freedom in which she could cultivate herself despite the stifling patriarchal environment into which she was born. Sunaina also reevaluates her mother’s silence as a subtle effort to protect her against the stringencies of the society. Thus, the text exposes the rigid system that frames women within domestic confines but in doing so, advocates for borderline sites where women manifest themselves. Outlining the tradition and custom Mai stands for how the stereotype of womenhood is gradually changed through these three generation women.
Keywords: Women, Stereotype, Mother-Daughter Relationship.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences