Image sources: Google images, illustrated by Christal Ferrao
The world is introduced to “the father of”. This concept opines that male is the brainchild of the new motor vehicle, government reforms and creative ideas. Here is a look at some female authors who have made the mind burn with the words that tell a tale.
A palace is greater than a room; a huge city is preferred to a town. Likewise, we are in search for the big and do not pay heed to the small. She tells us that small things can be of great value; they could be like God in life. Love is like a bed of roses and blushes around the cheek bones. But Roy sees it differently. Love is concern and understanding between siblings and villagers. She explicates love between siblings and inter-caste love that communicates the feeling powerfully. A lady does not see anyone in her community as the person who can kindle her heart and understand her children. It is rather a small time house helper who makes her forget all the problems in life. He is seen as a person with hope and strength. She calls him “The God of small things. She narrates the love story between a sister of the owner and a worker take shape in a conservative culture. She tells us the tale that has no blushes, but sympathy. It has no music but a two silent beings who fathom the troubled tales of each other. ”. Her children travel throughout the world, meet and interact with people around. Yet, they understand the voice of each other more than anyone else. Nothing in the world attracts them. They are only charmed by their understanding for each other. They find solace when they spend time with each other. Besides the inter-caste love tale, Roy tells us the extent to which siblings can love each other.
A female usually speaks less. We mostly hear her through the voice of a male. Here, she is given a voice to express her actions. It seems like a confession or a pleading. But it is not the same. It is not a defensive voice that seems to state the reasons for what happened. It is rather, a strong voice that accepts the actions one has done. She does not make herself the guilty one. This guilt is rather transferred to society. She attacks the cause of her crime. She says she is not a criminal, but society has made her one. She tells us that “Salvation” is achieved not by absolution from sin. It is received when one stands firm and accepts ones actions without apologizing or feeling guilty about the same when one has not done anything wrong. She informs us that it is not our community that has to determine if we have been wrong; but rather, it is we through our knowledge of ourselves and the situation that can determine the real culprit or the crime. It tells us the consequences of not allowing young girls to develop psycho-socially and love and marry at the appropriate age. It speaks about the need for the heart to feel a warm and reassuring in a relationship, rather than just have the status of the name and position of being a spouse to someone.
We often feel that pious and innocent writing does not use the beep in communicating thoughts. The beep is used to show the aggression of the present generation. It is also used by male authors since it suits their writing style. Vinodini challenges this thought. She used the beep. This was used to speak about the fuming mind of the people that are not respected because of social exclusion. She uses the beep to inform the readers that the cruelties that the people were subject to were of greater relevance than the beep. It spoke not about the action, rather about the torture that disturbed the livelihood of people because they seem to have less dignity due to the work they did and the place they lived. She also showed us the significance of women in society. She told us how they can yell their voices to the highest decibel if they have been beaten, thrown and have had to listen to the grueling voices of people around them. They did not respond with silence but have requested for a fair trial. They have also been the noteworthy people of the community, who have made the entire village feel vulnerable without their role in the matters. They have been messengers of peace and been solutions to problems. Vinodini is their voice. She uses this to challenge the facade based society. She quenches this “Thirst” of the community.