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Any surface layer of literature cannot ignore the undercurrents that shape its existence. Writers, women writers in particular, knowingly or unknowingly, are absorbed into the myriad forces which shape the experience of women in society. Being conscious of women’s marginalization in a society where male formulate the rules of living, they cannot deny or ignore the forces working towards women’s subjugation. The identity of woman has been harmed and twisted and her very position as human being is subjugated under the overpowering male-domination. Jaishree Misra and Githa Hariharan, by and large, centre their novels on the marriages of their women protagonists, revealing in the process, the power relations, gender discriminations and the travails of a woman in the family, which gives as picture of the position of the Indian women in society. Marriage is generally viewed as the objective and fate of women and therefore it plays an important role in their lives. But unfortunately, it leads them to their confinement within the parameters men mark out for them. Woman’s position in the family appears to be paradoxical as she is subjugated and suppressed and yet she is indispensable for running the family. The spouse has taken a wife to be a quiet helper and partner in his life. They have never regarded her to be an individualof flesh and blood with sentiments like themselves. The present paper is focused on the sufferings of being a woman and how they resolve their oppression and emerge as strong and authentic individuals.

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Molly.M.A. (2019). Creating Spaces: The Wounded Women Psyche in the Selected Novels of Jaishree Misra and Githa Hariharan. History Research Journal, 5(6), 541-544. Retrieved from https://journals.eduindex.org/index.php/hrj/article/view/11592