Treatment of women characters in Anita Desai’s voices in the city
Anita Desai probes into problems of woman, be it of a daughter, sister, mother, grandmother or a wife. Her female figure appears as a victim in a patriarchal, and father dominated Indian family. Anita Desai depicts the Indian woman as a fighter, a victim, a heroine and in later novels ultimately a winner because of her indomitable spirit and attitude of compromise. She has portrayed both kinds of women-those who are symbols of growth and change, those who are powerful means of withdrawal, regression, decay, death and destruction.