Sarojini Sahoo , the eminent south Asian feminist writer ,known for her greater consciousness of women bodies , creates a more honest and appropriate style of openness, fragmentation and non-linearity in her fictions, always projects a feminine sensibility from puberty to menopause. and the feminine feelings like restrictions in the adolescence, the pregnancy,abortions , the fear factors like being raped or being condemned by society as the bad girl etc are always the thematic exposure of her novels and short stories. The anthology consists of ten short stories from which six stories are related to feminine world .The protagonists of these stories vary from nursery going girl to middle aged married woman .The protagonists of her two short stories "Beyond the reach" and "Sorrows un ending" are school going girls whereas in "Threshold" and "Few pages of vacant lot" you find the protagonists are un married young girls and in two of her stories "Rape" and "Waiting for Manna" you can encounter married women and mothers as protagonists . But in rest of her four stories, the protagonists are not female. In these stories ( Smoke, Wall clock, Flies and Burden of Proof) a reader can find the gender neutral social commitments
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The anthology consists of ten short stories from which six stories are related to feminine world. The protagonists of these stories vary from nursery going girl to middle aged married woman.
Sarojini Sahoo is a remarkable writer of Oriya language. She is known as one of the first ranking feminist writers of India. Known mainly as a fiction writer, she usually writes in Odiya. But on feminist...