AN ANALYTICAL STUDY OF GENDER DISCRIMINATION IN ANITA DESAI’S FASTING, FEASTING
This paper aims at addressing and analyzing gender discrimination as depicted in Anita Desai’s novel, Fasting, Feasting. The mentioned issue has been highlighted in this novel through some of the main and key characters, such as Uma, the heroin of the novel, her mom, Anamika, Masi and Aruna. These leading figures in the novel face gender discrimination within and outside home in the androcentric social set-up in the shape of domestic and social maltreatment, such as false concept of rich dowry, the misconception of white color and a strong longing for son in contrast to a daughter. This study is an attempt raise a strong voice for the emancipation of women who suffer from gender discrimination in various walks of life.