Representation of Female Characters as Extension of Male Characters: A Feministic Analysis of Sidhwa’s “The Pakistani Bride (Published)
This paper is an attempt to explore the issues of female status in society by Sidhwa, in her novel “The Pakistani Bride” (1983). It discusses the dilemma of females being treated as extension of males with special reference to Pakistani society. It aims to expose how patriarchal societies suppress and subjugate females physically, emotionally and socially. Sidhwa has quite appropriately shown Pakistani gender-based class structure. She talks about marginalized and double colonized Pakistani women and presents them as victim of patriarchal culture who faces different national and domestic issues and is expected to suppress her individuality in order to be in harmony with society and culture.