Feminist Perspective in Nayantara Sahgal's The Day in Shadow
Feminism is an expression which connotes a movement for securing equality between the sexes in all walks of life, social, economic, and political. Nayantara Sahgal is belonged to one of India’s most prominent political families. She is a eminent Indian novelist, journalist, advisor, feminist and political columnist. Her later novels deal with woman’s struggle for freedom and self realization. She infuses into her heroines the spirit of self respecting individualism. Modern women’s existential struggle to establish her own identity in order to assert her individuality, surfaces quiet often in the novels of NayantaraSahgal. Smirit, the protagonist of the novel in The Day in Shadow(1971) is the very epitome of NayantaraSahgal’s Feminist Perspective. The novelist reveals Smirit coming out of her shadows and becoming herself.