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BREAKING TRADITION: AN ANALYTICAL STUDY OF NADIA HASHIMI’S THE PEARL THAT BROKE ITS SHELL

Ashmi

Research scholar, Department of English, Bharathi Women’s College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract


In this article, an attempt has been made to know about the plight of Afghan women and how they try to come out from the clutches of male dominated society, but failed in attaining it. This paper will take Nadia Hashimi’s The Pearl that Broke its Shell and unveil the trauma, struggle, and buoyancy of women through her novel. Attaining equal rights between the sexes – man and woman, has become a global phenomenon. Women across the world are chained under the patriarchal society and are still treated as the “weaker sex”. They struggle to accomplish their target of achieving women’s rights, respect and proper recognition.  This is because women’s identity has been exploited and abused, which made them initiate and involve in a movement calling for women’s liberation. The life of women in Afghanistan is filled with battles, restrictions, and social discrimination. Their struggles are comparatively different from struggles endured by women in other parts of the world. They are compelled to accept everything in the name of religion and they are even denied from receiving the fundamental rights from their society. This is because Afghan society has been controlled by men. She is the object in the hands of men and therefore she cannot visualize her identity without the help of a man. Due to this, women had to battle each day for their very existence. Islamic Government imposed brutal laws against women and they are restricted even to laugh or talk loudly. Even though women in the twenty first century started celebrating their freedom and empowerment, women in afghan society are still fighting to attain their basic freedom, name, education. They were neither treated as humans nor as living beings. This agony brought Afghan women to join together to fight for their liberation.

Keywords


liberation, afghan women, empowerment, patriarchy.

 

Works Cited


Amel Abbady. Afghanistan’s “Bacha Posh”: Gender-Crossing in Nadia Hashimi’s  The Pearl That Broke Its Shell,  Women’s Studies, 2022. DOI: 10.1080/ 00497878.2021.2023531

Hashimi, Nadia. The Pearl That broke its Shell, New York : Harper Collins, 2014.

Pradeepa, K. Culture: An Outlet to Conquer Hardships of Women in Nadia Hashimi’s The Pearl that Broke its Shell. Notions, June 2020, vol. X1, no. 1, pp. 52-57.

Sumra, shahzadi et.al. Subalternity in The Pearl that Broke Its Shell: An Alternative Feminist Analysis. International Journal of English and Translation Studies, vol.6, no.4, pp. 160-173, 2018.

 

To cite this article


Ashmi. (2021). Breaking Tradition: An Analytical Study of Nadia Hashimi’s The Pearl That Broke Its Shell. Sparkling International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research Studies, 4(4), 28-31.