• Rekha K.G. Research Scholar in English, Institute of Social Studies and Humanities, Srinivas University, Mangalore, India
  • Dr. Manjula K.T Research Professor, Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, Srinivas University, Mangalore, India



Qabar, K. R. Meera, Feminism, Magic Realism, Postcolonialism, Political Allegory

Abstract [English]

Technology and social media have played an increasingly significant role in shaping feminism in India over the past few decades, encouraging widespread mobilization and awareness. Over time, a number of legal reforms have been implemented to protect women's rights, including the use of online platforms to address pressing issues such as sexual harassment, gender-based violence, and workplace discrimination. In addition to laws prohibiting dowry, domestic violence, sexual harassment in the workplace, and ensuring equal pay for equal work, these laws are also in place. Despite significant strides, feminism in India still faces challenges, including deeply ingrained patriarchal norms, gender-based violence, and underrepresentation of women in positions of power and decision-making. However, the movement continues to make progress, with more women actively participating in various spheres of public life. Women are increasingly advocating for their rights and speaking out against gender discrimination and violence. This is supported by a number of initiatives, such as the formation of women's collectives, the introduction of gender-sensitive laws, and awareness-raising campaigns. This research article shows how all these systems fail to rise above patriarchal norms and impart justice to women, unless she herself evolve. This research paper views Bhavana, the protagonist, as a self-established woman. The paper also analyses the novella as a specimen of magic realism and how it’s a running political and social commentary.


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How to Cite

K.G., R., & K.T, M. (2024). VIEWING K. R. MEERA’S QABAR THROUGH A FEMINIST LENS. International Journal of Research -GRANTHAALAYAH, 12(5), 71–80.