Self - discovery of women in Anita Nair’s Ladies Coupe


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Women, Sufferings, Dominated, Self - discovery, Society


Anita Nair is a famous Indian novelist who writes her books in English. She is best known for her novels A Better Man, Mistress, and Lessons in Forgetting. Her novel, Ladies Coupe, examines the experiences of women’s different lifestyles by journey. The main theme of this novel is self-discovery from the subjugation of Indian male-dominated society. Here, Ladies Coupe refers to the reserved ladies’ compartment in the train. Anita Nair’s most novels were written about family, relationships, social position, and gender inequality. In Indian society male is believed to be superior to ladies and overwhelm them. Indian English Fiction is a reflection of society. This paper focuses on women’s suffering and their own identity.


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