LANGUAGE IN INDIA

Strength for Today and Bright Hope for Tomorrow

Volume 16:11 November 2016
ISSN 1930-2940

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Bhasi as a Transformer in Anita Nairís The Better Man

A. Sharmila, Ph.D. Research Scholar



Abstract

Anita Nairís novels depict the real life of her characters without hiding anything from her readers. The other point that her novels reveals is the effect of social conditioning on women. The Better Man is Nairís debut novel which is an excellent effort. It is a novel written by a woman with a manís sensibility, a manís perspective. It is a realistic description of the violence and conflict lying underneath the deceptively calm surface of village life. It is a straight forward tale set in Kerala. It is a psychological novel which discusses the emotional strains and traumas undergone by the characters. Nairís fiction conveys her vision of life: change is always possible; hope never dies; and happiness can be found. The Better Man describes every individualís attempt to better himself.

Keywords: Anita Nair, The Better Man, psychological novel, Kerala

Anita Nair

Anita Nair is the most promising writer to reckon with. She places major emphasis on examining womenís lives and their psyche within the context of South Indian family, representing women in their traditional roles as mothers, wives and daughters. She has an intense emotional understanding of human motivations and a sharp flexible intelligence. Nairís novels depict the real life of her characters without hiding anything from her readers. The other point that her novels reveals is the effect of social conditioning on women. Society uses many different means to propagate beliefs. Literature is one of the means to carry these ideas further surrounded by such messages.


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A. Sharmila, Ph.D. Research Scholar
LRG Arts College for Women
Tirupur 641604
Tamil Nadu
India
asharmi123@gmail.com

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