Quest for Identity and Self Discovery in Anita Nair’s “Ladies Coupe”

  • Mrs. M. Farhath Banu


Anita Nair is one of the finest Indian writers with an international reputation. Anita Nairs Ladies Coupe is an attempt to study the identity, self discovery and a voice against female oppression and the problems of women. The present article deals with the womans capacity to assert her own rights and individuality in marriage and develop into a full-fledged woman of prospective as a human being.In her Ladies Coupe Anita Nair presents stories of several female protagonists, who struggle to achieve their self-hood. Identity is a state of mind that is granted by the interaction with the fellow beings in the society and also, by the acceptance in the society. A womans identity crisis is that where she struggles to achieve as a human being in its full sense against those forces of society who bind her in chains and reject her as a being in comparison to man. Earlier, woman sought her identity in the relationship as a wife, mother and daughter.But now, woman wants to stand on her feet as a full human being, equal to man in society. This Paper represents how Nair tries to spread social identity and self discovery among the people through her novel Ladies Coupe.