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God of Small Things has witnessed many researches on feminism and the problems of women in Indian society. But hardly notices the emergence of New Women in that novel. Women were always considered as an object to fulfill man’s desires. The society as well as the literature never gave women a chance to win the rabbit – tortoise game with men. She was always marginalized from the main part of society and also from the family. Through The God of Small Things,  Arundhati Roy tries to bring out women who is well aware of her rights as a human being. The story describes the life of women in different generations and how they react to different life situations which they face. This Booker Prize winning novel shows women as a powerful creature in this male dominated society. This novel also depicts the development of attitude of women after generations, through the characters Ammu and Rahel.

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