Women Empowerment : The Lowland By Jhumpa Lahiri

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Women empowerment reflected in Indian Diaspora novel The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri. Abstract: The aim of this article is to analyze the reflection of the women empowerment in the Indian Diaspora novel The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri. It is rightly said by Alfred North Whitehead- "It is in literature that the concrete outlook of humanity receives its expression." Literature is not only a reflection of the society but also serves as a corrective mirror in which members of the society can look at themselves and find the need for positive change. It is necessary to take a close look at some works of literature, in order to understand how literature actually reflects the society. Literature as a whole grows and changes from generation to generation. It is not static but dynamic. It means that each age has its own particular point of interest and its own particular way of thinking and feeling about things. So the literature which it produces is governed by certain prevailing tastes. These tastes last for a time only. The influence of literature on society is felt directly or indirectly. Women Empowerment is a burning issue of this modern age. So, an effort is done in this paper to reflect the traditional roles which women, especially, Indian women are expected to follow and the role which the women choose in context to a novel the Lowland. Keywords: Women empowerment, Indian Diaspora novel, The Lowland “I think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to

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