Subjectivity In This Time Of Morning By Nayantara Sahgal

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Every person who takes creative writing has to make a statement about hum in condition. The statement of the writer about humanity and human life can never be completely objective. It usually has a dash of subjectivity in it. As a writer can never be absolutely objective, so he can never be absolutely subjective. he is either more subjective than objective or more objective than subjective. In a way subjectivity is welcome. It is subjectivity, the way the writer looks at the human condition, and the strategic site he occupies for this, which can lead us to discovering the vision of the writer. A writer can be explicitly propagandist as Shaw, who considered; all great art to be propaganda, or he can put his subjectivity under a cover and instead …show more content…
These forces can be tradition and modernity, violence and non-violence, society and the individual, corruption and honesty, woman and man and so on. Her novels are, by and large, political in nature whether it is the politics of two opposing ideologies, two sets of politicians, the politics of man and woman, the politics of the individual against the family a group or society. Let us consider the conflict that usually occurs in the novels which primarily deal with contemporary politics, This Time of Morning which may be called her first political novel, revolves around the two antagonistic ideologies, one which stipulates that means justify the end and another which stipulates that the end justifies the means. These two ideologies are represented by Kailas Vrind and Kalyan Sinha respectively. One is a Gandhian and another is a pragmatist This results in corruption confusion and damage to long cherished values of political life. The novelist is utterly sympathetic to the former but she does not totally reject Kalyan who represents the new forces emerging in the body politic of the country. Storm in Chandigarah presents a different version of the same type of conflict between two ideologies. The conflict and tensions between the two states. Harpal Singh and Gyan Sigh represent two sets of values. While one sympathizes with Harpal Singh …show more content…
In A Time To Be Happy the marriage of Kusum and Sanad is full of tension because of the conflict between orthodoxy and freedom. So is the case of Maya and her deputy collector husband. The conflict, however, is resolved within the bounds of marriage though the values of the male dominated world are not much damaged Rashmi in This Time of Morning takes her conflict with her husband to a logical conclusion and seeks divorce, something not easily imaginable in a typical Indian society. Saroj in Storm in Cahndigarh offers a variation on the theme of conflict between woman’s longing for full life and male chauvinism. She suffers at the hands of her husband Inder, but finally she rebels against him and the house on the face of her husband and takes refuge in freedom. The conflict apparently arises from the premarital sex experience of Saroj in the days of her ignorance but essentially it is a battle against the privileges and prejudices of patriarchy. The conflict between Som and Smirit has everything a woman of her status may desire but she has no space to exercise her choice. She is well fed, lives in style but when all said and done, she is a virtual slave with no volition no her own. She wakes up to her situation and exercises her will und gets a divorce from her

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