Emergence of a New Woman in Bharati Mukherjee’s Miss New India: A journey of Renovation and Transformation
Bharati Mukherjee, born Indian diasporic writer and settled down in America. She is basically third world writer whose main interest is to deal with the problems and issues related with South‑Asian particularly India. Like other feminist writers, Anita Desai, Ruth Prawar, Jabvala, she upholds the cause of women problems, but her chief purpose to depict the cross‑cultural conflicts faced by women in India, female suffers from double colonization like patriarchy and self‑imposed, cross‑cultural influences due to globalization and technological advancement. Therefore as a diasporic and feminist writer, in her novel “Miss New India” she has portrayed a character named Anjali Bose, a 19 years old girl having impressive personality. She is the representative of a new woman who is away from the shackles of patriarchy and suppression of being womanhood. She is able to self decision making and protective. It is just the story of one woman’ struggles in re-inventing herself into the modern world. The contemporary time is the most suitable time for full-fledged development of marginalized sections of society such as woman has become at the bottom of the social hierarchy in Indian patriarchal set for a long time, she has been considered as powerless and weak creature. But now changing scenario has changed her roles and emerging new woman has questioned her traditional roles and aspires to go beyond the patriarchal forbidden territory. The present paper analyses the challenges and future prospects for the protagonist Anjali Bose.