The Perspective of Woman in Anita Desai's Novel Clear Light of Day

  • Asst. Prof. Huda Kadhim Alwan MOHE&SR / Dir. of Scholarships and Cultural Relations


Anita Desai is a well-known writer in India. Her writings are influenced by the Indian world as well as European literary traditions. In the majority of her works, she is primarily concerned with Indian women. Anita Desai has a feminist vision that explores women's struggles against patriarchal oppression. She is distinct from other female writers in that she stresses personal redemption and inspiration.

    This research discusses how women struggle secretly and seek liberation in Desai's well-known novel Clear Light of Day (1980). This research focuses on Bimla, the protagonist in Desai's novel, who strives to overcome patriarchal obstacles in her search for independence, voice, and identity. The novel explores women's plight in India for a long time before and after independence in 1947, also how India's partition from Pakistan influenced both the nation and individuals. Desai concentrates chiefly on the women of the Das household, and the choices of the different female characters have in life.   The fundamental aim of this research is to shed light on a woman's perspective in Indian culture. Woman in the East and India resides in unique sociological, political, and cultural circumstances. These circumstances have an essential impact on her future, identity, and personality.  

Oct 12, 2021
How to Cite
ALWAN, Asst. Prof. Huda Kadhim. The Perspective of Woman in Anita Desai's Novel Clear Light of Day. Journal of Language Studies, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 4, p. 1-21, oct. 2021. ISSN 2616-6224. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 25 oct. 2021. doi: