Human Relationships in Shobhaa De's Novels



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Summary of the Book

The explosive relationships in Shobhaa De’s novels.

Shobhaa De a passionate, poignant and confident writer by means of her art disseminates the idea of disgusting back for the fundamental mental rights of females. She achieved success with latest burning issues faced by her characters in relationships.

The book explores deeply Shobhaa De’s fiction and raises the mask of crimeful relations prevailing in high society of contemporary India. She exposes the obscure secrets of the urban elite people and the changed picture of dilemmas to a few knows about it. Through the means of literature she wanted to bring the awareness among the people and to stop the absurd circumstances ongoing in metros. Although the modern life has been exhibited in the novels, at the end she focuses on the Indian ethos. As a feminist cum humanist she intimates the women to be self reliant, independent through education and economic independence.

Characters in new avatars are presented. This book discovers the secret behind linking of unmarried females to married males and the entrapping of young females by ineffectual males. This epitome confers benefit to the youngsters to know about the side effects of premarital relationships. It also exhorts the decaying of marital relationships and rise in remarriage. Denying from motherhood is also viewed. The reasons behind falling into extramarital affairs are outspoken. New attitudes towards sex are adverted. It discusses the reason of preferring homosexually by bestowing the knowledge of mental health and problems in the lives of upper class people. Voilence against women is also stated.

This book is a solution for each and every unsettled, unsatisfactory relationship prevailing in contemporary society and also to the students, researchers and readers to get right direction for their motives. This contemplation exhibits that people live longer if they are in satisfying relationships. It is an honest and sincere attempt by the authors to convey Shobhaa De’s significant thoughts to the readers.

About the Author

Dr. JABEEN RAFIUDDIN SIDDIQUI is a lecturer of English at Dr. Md. Iqbal College of Arts and Science, Latur, M.S, India. She is also an erudite Director of Dr.

Md. Iqbal Education Society, Latur. She has accomplished B.Sc, B.Ed, M.A (English) from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University Aurangabad and Ph.D.

(English) from Shri JJT University, Rajasthan. She has contributed many research articles in national and international peer reviewed journals and also a regular

contributor to IOSR JOURNALS. She has actively participated in several national and international conferences. During her sojourn in Mumbai with her family she

was fascinated with Shobhaa De’s insightful writings and collaborated to write a book on her fiction with her Ph.D. Guide Dr.Vitthal V. Parab. Her heart rate goes up

when she focuses on Shobhaa De’s novels .She ascertained the closely guarded secrets of the urban elites in deleterious relationships who are self-asserting themselves and ramifying to keep them away from deception and exasperation. She is a creative artisan with unique words and style, self-disciplined having persistent

interest and infatuation about creative writing in English and practices her craft daily .She focuses on her writing task and writes best of her best trying to educate, enrich, and entertain to maintain the enthusiasm of the readers. Believing in humanity she wants to eradicate the evil from the society which she considers to be inhumane and expects the honour and dignity of women from the society.

Dr. Vitthal V. Parab a co-author of this book is renown, eminent Associate Professor & Head, Department of English at K.M. Agrawal College, affiliated to University of Mumbai. He is Recognized Ph.D guide in English and a Research Scholar has been awarded Ph.D degree under his scholastic guidance. He has presented number of Research papers in State, National & International level Conferences, Seminars & Workshops. He has potential for excellence in writing and publishing number of Research papers in the standard ISBN/ISSN International Journals in the last twenty three years of service in teaching English. He is an author & co-author of various books. He has been awarded for Academic Excellence in research by way of obtaining Ph.D degree in English literature from University of Mumbai by the Management of K.J. Somaiya College, Mumbai on 14th December,1994. Currently, he is also visiting faculty to teach English at post-graduation level at R. Jhunjhunwala College (Research Center),

Ghatkopar, Mumbai; and Mithibai College, Vile Parle, Mumbai. He has been invited as a Resource person / Referee in various Seminars and as a Subject Expert in selection of teaching faculty. He has been designated as a Chairman of paper setters’ panel & co-author of a book Communication Skills in English published by University of Mumbai.

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