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The narration of human civilization has been the narration of oppression and suppression of women. Though the society has evolved considerably over the past years but still we have to take a long way to go when it comes to two-folds standards of society between men and women. Women are undoubtedly accepted as an indispensable part of the society yet, the cultural conditioning and double standards of our society renders women quite helpless against the suppression and atrocities committed upon them. Her identity and roles are always in flux. She is never seen as an individual, as an independent being. The aim of this paper is to analyse the feministic voice raised by Manju Kapur through her female characters. Manju Kapur, in her fourth novel The Immigrant (2008) has tried to raise the feminist voice through Nina and other female characters. Nina, a lecturer at Miranda House in Delhi, marries a non-resident Indian and moves to Canada. She will have to deal with a slew of issues in order to settle there, as she has become entangled in an inescapable web. Nina strives to reinvent herself and create her own identity by leaving her husband, who is completely uninterested in her. Zenobia, Nina’s friend, is another figure in the tale who represents ultimate female autonomy. This paper will also discuss gender issues, the role of the family in promoting dual norms in society, and the importance of education, independence, and self-awareness in the life a woman presented by Kapur in her novel The Immigrant.

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Anjali Sharma. (2022). Manju Kapur’s The Immigrant: A Feministic Perspective. International Journal for Social Studies, 8(3), 13-18. Retrieved from https://journals.eduindex.org/index.php/ijss/article/view/20284