The Suppression of Identity in Bharati Mukherjee‟s Wife


  • Mrs. M. Vijayalaksnmi,
  • R. Revathi


Sufferings,, Oppressed,, Identity.


The present paper analyses the self- Identity of the central female character in Bharati Mukherjee’s Wife. This novel depicts a feminist perspective, creating an image of the oppressed woman Dimple, the protagonist of the novel, struggles with her identity. She is subject to the desires and caprices of others and has been socialized to be unaware of her own desire for an independent
identity. She believes that she must be a wife as per our culture and tradition, but she is longing for freedom which she does not have. And also she is unaware that such a role will not grant her that kind of desires.


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How to Cite

Mrs. M. Vijayalaksnmi, & R. Revathi. (2017). The Suppression of Identity in Bharati Mukherjee‟s Wife. Research Ambition an International Multidisciplinary E-Journal, 2(I), 90–94. Retrieved from