SUCCESSFUL SELF-RESISTANCE OF WOMAN IN JAISHREE MISRA'S ANCIENT PROMISES
Jaishree Misra’s Ancient Promises, a sensitive story of a girl’s exertions to find her destination in life, is full of psychological observations, and culminates in a well-balanced view of life. Uprooted from her home and the familiar world of Delhi at the age of eighteen to a highly conservative and upper-class Nair family in Kerala, suffering from the wrenches of separation from her first love, married to a man who is neither good nor bad but simply an “expert in the art of escape,” and surrounded by horrible and sly in-laws who will never let her belong to their world, the problems Janu has to face are numerous. All her efforts to ingratiate herself to the family of her husband, which includes even producing a child who is supposed to bridge the gap between herself and her new family, are in vain. The paper highlights the resistance of woman against the oppressive measures of different cultures.
Cultural Difference, Patriarchy, Male Domination.