Reading Salman Rushdie’s Shalimar the Clown: A Feminist Approach
Sanjay Prasad Pandey1, Gurjasjeet Kaur2

1Sanjay Prasad Pandey, Associate Professor, Department of English, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara (Punjab), India.
2Gurjasjeet Kaur, Research Scholar, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara (Punjab), India.
Manuscript received on 04 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 16 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 23 May 2019 | PP: 480-483 | Volume-7 Issue-6S5 April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F10830476S519/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: Feminism analyses about freedom of women from gender bias and discrimination. Object of feminist theory is to change the way readers understand literature. It is a criticism that seeks to change the devaluation of females at home and in society and wants to transform literature, education and criticism from women’s point of view. This paper focuses on women’s struggle to survive, and the right to lead an honored life as an individual. This study also concentrates that freedom should be provided to women to take their own decision. With the help of fictional characters the focus is on that women should not be treated from someone else’s negative or positive view points. But they should have their own entity and space in this world.
Keywords: Feminism, Patriarchy, Identity, Independence.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences