An Ecofeminist Reading of Anita Desai's Fire on the Mountain and Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things


  • Sarita Dubey University of Allahabad, Allahabad


Ecofeminism, Forest, River, Women, Anita Desai, Arundhati Roy


The central concern of this research paper is to highlight the ecofeminist
concerns with the comparative study of Anita Desai's “Fire on the Mountain”
and Arundhati Roy's “The God of Small Things”. Their women characters are
embodiments of nature; the character of Nanda Kaul represents forest and
Ammu stands as an epitome of the river. In the contemporary literary parlance,
the term 'ecofeminism' is gaining a wide range of attention due to the global
concern for ecological degradation and women exploitation. Thus, this paper
will underscore the thematics of ecofeminism in the present texts. The attempt
has been made to critically examine Nanda Kaul as metaphorical forest and
Ammu as a symbolic river in the light of ecofeminism

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Sarita Dubey. (2017). An Ecofeminist Reading of Anita Desai’s Fire on the Mountain and Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things. BRICS JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, 7(4), 135-138. Retrieved from