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International Indexed & Referred Research Journal, October,2012. ISSN 0974-2832, RNI- RAJBIL 2009/29954; VoL.

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Research Paper - Economics

Focus in Domestic Violence in Her Works

* Mrs. Kiran Prabha Jain
* Research Scholar (Singhania University Raj) Shashi Deshpande is one of the lew Indian writers in English with a corpus of work and one who handled different forms of literature ranging from novels to translations. She has explored convential feminist themes and won the Sahitya Akademi award for her That Long Silence. She present the women belonging to Indian middle class, who are brought up in a traditional, environment and struggling to liberate themselves and seek their selfidentity and independence in her novels . Shashi Deshpande gives minute details of development of girl-child in her novels. She has displayed a series of girl-children, where each girl faces a different problem within the family. Violence against women. Whether physical, mental or emotional is an issue that crosses all borders and all classes of women. Feminism and its crusade against a male dominated society is of special importance in the Indian context. The Indian women has for years been a silent suffers. In novel The Dark Holds to Terros the whole situation in which Santa has placed herself is rather unwarranted. The lack of perfect understanding emotions between husband and wife causes of domestic life, there should be a blend of acceptance and rejection, flexibility and rigidity and above all revolt if the occasion demands and compromise for peaceful life. The novel Roots and shadows projects the educated women who unable to enfranchise the traditional background in which they are reared. The cruses of all the prevailing problems of women are their subjugation, which is always present in the form of silent servitude. in That Lond silence retrieves facts from the depth of the past to reconstruct the missing links in the chain of women suffering, self-discruery by all means is a mature act, and also a cathartic one. Domestic violence is one of the gravest and the most pervasive of human right violations in India. Domesticabuse is a violent confrontation between family or household members involving physical harm. sexual assault or fear of physical harm. Family or household members include spouses/former spouses, those in (or formerly in) adating relationship, adults related by blood or marriage, and those who have a biological or legal parent-child relationship, Most victims of domestic violence are women. They come from all social and economic backgrounds marriage vows under any culture involve promises to love, cherish and protect and yet even as you read this there are thousands of women who are being battered and beaten by their husbands. For this crime is looked upon as a personal matter, not withstanding the fact that for large number of women this personal matter translates into a life along adjustment with torture, both mental and physical. For many, this adjustments end only with the loss of their lives. In general, Indian society holds the view that if a man is battering his wife, she must done something to provoke his ier. All of these are transgression for which she must be strictly disciplined. This is in consonance with the belief that the man is the head of the family and that it is his right and privilege to beat his wife to establish an authority over her. Beating ones wife is looked upon as a method of ensuring social control. There is also a certain belief that a woman must be beaten up from time just to keep her in lion. It was a prejudice that mostly it happened among the un-educated class, since they are un-aware of the provisions made by women NGOs, activists and the government, but unfortunately it was very wrong. What is the use of WomenEducation? Wife beating is deeply entrenched even in educated society. It is accepted as a mans right and a womens due. There are certain communities in which it is an acceptable fact of existence. Neighbors, relatives, even other family members dont so much as raise an eyebrow, let alone frown upon it. The recently released 3d National Family Health Survey(2005-06) revealed that well over a third (37.2%) of women have experienced spousal violence. The 2"d National Family Health Survey (1998-99) had earlier exposed the shockingly widespread social sanction for this form of gender violence. This domestic abusing can be featured in different forms such as. Using Physical and Sexual Abuse: Hair pulling, biting, shaking, pushing, pinching, choking, kicking, confinement, slapping, punching, using, weapons, forced intercourse, unwanted sexual touching in public or in private and depriving her of food or sleep. October ,2012



International Indexed & Referred Research Journal, October,2012. ISSN 0974-2832, RNI- RAJBIL 2009/29954; VoL. IV * ISSUE- 45

Using Emotional Abuse: Camplain. The same humiliations were faced by the heroins of that Long silence-Jaya, the Binding vine- Urmila A Matter of Time-Kalyani. Monetary Suffering: Shashi Deshpanded to project the fact tales about women, who speaking for herself or for the whole of Womankind is quite different from a man telling a womens tale. In the novel the Dark Hold No terros. Sarita achieved position and the ascribed position of her husband. But his action at nights terrifies and humiliates saru. In Root and Shadow. Akkas desire to educate her was not because of giving her on independent stand but because she feels that educated girls get a good match and lndu experiences disillusionment in sex and suffixed a silent sexual humiliation. In that Long Silence. Java comes to

recognize herself as a failed writer so she depends of her husband. We see in the novel The Binding vine. Urmila is one who is ahead of her predecessors by her endeavors to help other women. Often, referred to is Uomi. She is an upper middle class carrier woman. Literature is the mirror of contemporary age. Shashi Deshpande pictures in her novels the present situation of women in the middle-class strata of Indian society. She presents the conflict between the tradition and modernity of women. Womens struggle for selfidentity, exploitation and various domestic abuses. Her novels can be used as a medium to produce awareness among the women for their rights. Her novels can also make people experience the inner conflict of women. Her novels play a role of weapon against the social evil of domestic violence.

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