Unveiling Social Tapestry: Exploring Class Dynamics, Personal Independence, and Narrative Perspectives in Alka Joshi’s The Secret Keeper of Jaipur

  • Elna Raj ICSSR Doctoral Fellow, Department of English, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India https://orcid.org/0009-0000-7096-2190
  • M Ashitha Varghese Assistant Professor, Department of English, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Cultural Landscape, Social Landscape, Identity, Independence, History, Culture

Abstract

This paper explores Alka Joshi’s novel The Secret Keeper of Jaipur, the sequel to her bestselling debut, The Henna Artist. Set in 1969, the narrative unfolds the complexities of Indian society via the lens of its brilliant characters, focusing on themes of affection, betrayal, social hierarchy, and the quest for personal independence. By delving into the novel’s wealthy thematic cloth, man or woman improvement, and portrayal of historic and cultural settings, this takes a look at pursuits to find how Joshi weaves a tale that is both a mirror to societal norms and a window to the person’s aspirations.

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2024-03-01
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Raj, E., & Ashitha Varghese, M. (2024). Unveiling Social Tapestry: Exploring Class Dynamics, Personal Independence, and Narrative Perspectives in Alka Joshi’s The Secret Keeper of Jaipur. Shanlax International Journal of English, 12(2), 59-63. https://doi.org/10.34293/english.v12i2.7204
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