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International Journal of Sociology and Humanities

Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A (2021)

Quest for feminine identity: Breaking the Silence

Author(s):

Reecha Sinha, Dr. Syed Raza Haider

Abstract:

The concept of identity is essential, difficult to define, and avoids many standard measurement methods. Erik Erikson, the leading identity researcher of the 20th century, coined the phrase “all-pervasive” but also “vague” and “unfathomable” identity. The irksome inevitability of identification is illustrated in work by renowned social scientist Leon Wieseltier. Identity is important because it influences how people behave. Groups and individuals both have identities. In any event, individuals alter their identities in groups. Due to their need for identification, they may even hunt for it in a subjectively and arbitrarily created group, according to the social identity hypothesis. Feminism has more of a social movement status in India than it does as an “ism”. It has a distinct background that is marked. Women enjoyed a favoured position and prestige throughout the Vedic era that was nearly equal to men. Whatever the case, a global feminine revolution against all constraints placed on women in a patriarchal system took place in the 1960s and 1970s. Conventionally restrained women started to perceive her from a different angle and understood who she was. She has adopted a shape that more closely reflects her true self than the traditional one managed by society. In this article, prominent Indian women feminist writers and their quest for identity were analysed.

Pages: 36-40  |  158 Views  29 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Reecha Sinha, Dr. Syed Raza Haider. Quest for feminine identity: Breaking the Silence. Int. J. Sociol. Humanit. 2021;3(1):36-40. DOI: 10.33545/26648679.2021.v3.i1a.50
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