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Conflict between Caste Superiority and Women Subjugation in Indira Goswami’s “The Offspring”

Journal: International Journal of Mechanical and Production Engineering Research and Development (IJMPERD ) (Vol.10, No. 3)

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Page : 14089-14094

Keywords : Conflict; Hierarchy; Resistance; Subjugation; Superiority;

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India is a country where diversity is one of the main characters-diversity of many kinds e.g. caste, community, culture, tradition etc. Due to such diversities, social hierarchies can also be seen or felt and therefore there are the weaker sections. These sections are backward than the rest in terms of social,economical, political and educational status. So far the social hierarchy in the caste system is concerned, its presence is seen to a great extent in Indian context. Caste superiority is one of the main factors responsible for social marginalization prevailing in Indian society. On the other hand irrespective of the caste or community, women have always been the marginalized and subjugated class. In this context, under such set up of caste hierarchy and patriarchy, the position of women becomes very complex. Indira Goswami, in her short story “The Offspring”, deals with this idea very nicely. This paper intends to analyze how caste superiority and women subjugation are in conflict in the short story of Indira Goswami.

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