A Study of Manju Kapur’s Difficult Daughters in The Context Of Identity Crisis
Identity is an ineluctable necessity for the human beings. Every human being spends his/her whole life searching for identity or creating one’s own identity as per his/her wish. Each individual possesses two types of identities: one is personal identity (personal traits) and the other is social identity (social roles). When an individual’s personal identity comes into conflict with the social identity, it results into identity crisis. Women are more at the receivable end of identity crisis in comparison to men. Manju Kapur, one of the leading figures of the contemporary Indian English fiction, has dedicated all her novels to the discussion of women’s suffering and struggling due to the clash between their personal identity and the identity assigned by the society. The present research paper attempts to explore the psycho- social causes of identity crisis through the analysis of the major women characters in Manju Kapur’s debut novel Difficult Daughters.