Cultural Bonding, Women Empowerment and Ecofeminism in Sudha Murthy’s Novels
The purpose of the paper is to study the cultural bonding, women empowerment and ecofeminism in Sudha Murthy’s novels. The traditional and cultural environment of India is rich and varied. Indian women are a blend of charm and firm, who protect the Indian culture and still establish their own identity. Sudha Murhty’s novels depict women as preservers of culture and nature. Sudha Murthy is a prolific and realistic writer. She writes in the background of Indian English literature. The works of many recent Indian Writers like Anita Desai, Mahashweta Devi, Sashi Deshpande, Shoba De, Jumpa Lahiri, Arundati Roy and Sudha Murthy have been enjoyed to a great extent by many readers. Sudha Murthy writes in a simple and lucid style. Her works carry a lot of historical influences and a strong cultural bonding. Her novels make a lasting impact in the minds of the readers which make them think and rethink. The paper presents in the way in which women are portrayed, how women struggle for identity and finally liberate themselves in this male dominated society. The study of the research concludes that today’s new Indian women are ready to accomplish their aspirations, yet preserving Indian culture and protecting nature. Sudha Murthy’s novels bring out to the world the characteristics of Indian women – a blend of charm and firm.