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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.7.NQ33482

EXISTENTIAL AFFIRMATION OF URMILA IN SHASHI DESHPANDE’S THE BINDING VINE

Dr. G. SARATHA LAKSHMI

Abstract

The novels of Shashi Deshpande can be enjoyed from the perspective of Existentialistic theory also. This theory was the most influential in continental Europe from about 1930’s to the mid-20th century. It interprets human existence in terms of its concreteness and its problematic character. (Britannica.com). Its multipronged approach in the first instance sees human existence as always particular and individual. Secondly, it pitches on the issue of existence or the mode of its being. Thirdly, its exploration yields scope for diverse possibilities from which the human being must opt for a choice and be responsible for the choices he makes. Fourthly, it posits that the possibilities, a human being is confronted with depend upon the individual’s relationships with the things around him or with the circle of human beings he comes in contact with. Aim of this paper is to prove that human being’s existence in the world is concrete and is also limited by or conditioned by the choices he makes.

Keywords

Existentialism, Fundamentals, Humanity, Individuality, Patriarchal, Alienation

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