Women Marginality in P.Sivakami’s the Grip of Change

  • V Sangeetha Research Scholar, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
  • V Peruvalluthi Dean, College Development Council, Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Dalit, Gender, Caste, Marginalization, Discrimination, Patriarchal


The Grip of Change has a significant and massive influence on the society as it depicts first hand experiences of Dalit women. P.Sivakami depicts a true and realistic picture of the darker side of the Indian society. Here the darker side indicates the worst culture of our Indian society by discriminating people for their caste. Specifically women suffer a lot due to marginalization. Accessing the values of life, Dalit people are always suppressed by the higher hierarchy of caste. The protagonist of the novelThangam faces many problems in life for her survival as a Dalit woman that too as a widow in this discriminated society. Dalit should be only laborers for upper caste fellows. They should abide their masters’ words as such. Dalit people are denoted as downtrodden, outcaste, untouchables.... God never differentiate people and there is no difference in His creation, but people divide themselves bycaste. Dalit have no dignity or respect especially women in this patriarchal society.The paper concentrates on the sufferings of Dalit women. Women are thrice marginalized: Economically, Gender based and caste based. It represents the entire Dalit community where there is no voice to shout and no hands to rise.

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Sangeetha, V., & Peruvalluthi, V. (2018). Women Marginality in P.Sivakami’s the Grip of Change. Shanlax International Journal of English, 6(2), 144-147. Retrieved from https://shanlaxjournals.in/journals/index.php/english/article/view/2951