The Song above is an example of Women in a developing country, fighting for their own rights. It's origin is from India. Indian Women have had an extremely difficult time developing under the oppression of a male-dominated society, class and caste systems, and religion. Women's place in society has been extremely fixed in nature, and has kept Women at a low rung on the ‘status-ladder'. Traditional beliefs on whether women should be educated or whether they should work outside the home have also aided in their suppression.
During the late nineteenth century, the time of protagonist Edna Pontellier, a woman's place in society was confined to worshipping her children and submitting to her husband. Kate Chopin's novel, The Awakening, encompasses the frustrations and the triumphs in a woman's life as she attempts to cope with these strict cultural demands. Defying the stereotype of a "mother-woman," Edna battles the pressures of 1899 that command her to be a subdued and devoted housewife. Although Edna's ultimate suicide is a waste of her struggles against an oppressive society, The Awakening supports and encourages feminism as a way for women to obtain sexual freedom, financial independence, and individual identity. Feminism is commonly thought of as a tool for educating society on the rights of women.
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Language as dramatic medium becomes very interesting in the Indian context especially if we keep in mind the fact that multilingualism and bilingualism are established facts of our literary culture. Indian writers like most educated Indians are usually bilingual to a large extent in their everyday dealings, and though most confine their literary activity to their mother tongue, there are a few who also write in English. Distinguishing functional bilingualism with intellectual and emotional bilingualism i.e. “between reading a language and knowing it through and through”, Ramachandra Guha notes that there has been a decline in intellectual bilingualism – in the ability to contribute “to literary or academic debate in that language”(39). However, Sudhanva Deshpande mentioning Girish Karnad among many others argues that theatre is an exception, “multilingualism is well established, and well entrenched, in Indian theatre” (74).
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The repressive society has taught a woman to be culturally silent, and thus this act of writing is for her essentially an act of breaking her silence. These women writers are aware that hundreds of thousands of women are discriminated against merely for being women. Such an insight into the marginalized feminine consciousness is provided by Manju Kapur’s Difficult Daughters. Every woman wants to differ from the stereotypes based on sex but to win over the oppressive forces she must manifest courage and uprightness. Manju Kapur, as a keen observer, explores many aspects of feminine sensibilities in her novel, Difficult Daughters.
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