Status of New Generation Women : Sign of Emancipation or Degradation? -From an Analysis of Chetan Bhagat’s Novels

Status of New Generation Women : Sign of Emancipation or Degradation? -From an Analysis of Chetan Bhagat’s Novels

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Chetan Bhagat is a fascination for the youngsters as he writes about the issues that they are grappling with. The social milieu as depicted in the novels of Chetan Bhagat is alarming with the crumbling of moral values. As the youth in his novels move into a new millennium, they find themselves in a crucial point to decide whether to carry on the glorious past values of the country or to adopt the new culture endorsed in the name of westernization and globalization. They call themselves modern but they fail to understand that they cannot surpass the engrained ideologies of the past. Even though the youngsters are part of the real world, they often dwell in their own world characterised by joy and humour while the real world is highly materialistic, selfish and is quite contrary to their expectations. Chetan Bhagat deals with this theme of the psyche of youngsters in all of his novels. Moreover, the youngsters are presented as sole epicureans who could risk anything for their physical pleasures. This paper makes an attempt to bring out the ideologies of the new generation, specifically the fair gender and the existing reality and to delineate the predicament of their world in the clutches of the real life through Chetan Bhagat’s much appreciated works.
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Chetan Bhagat is seen more as a youth icon than just an author. Chetan also writes open-ed columns for leading newspapers, focusing on youth and national development. His characters are social rebels and his female protagonists remind us of the female characters of G. B. Shaw for their vitality viz. natural female instinct. Place of action of his novels is set in the hustle and bustle of Metropolitan Indian cities. With growing urbanization and globalization, a number o...


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