Department of Science and Humanities, Nehru Institute of Technology, Coimbatore Dt, India.
Previously, novelists painted a dark and caustic picture of the ladies who lived in our immediate vicinity. They depicted a bleak society for women. Women were portrayed as if they lacked artistic creativity. They were exclusively seen as a sexual object. This is an alluniverse. Women were portrayed as if they lacked artistic creativity. They were exclusively seen as a sexual object. This position of women in the 1970s compels Indian women writers to write down their protests against a patriarchal society dominated by men.By depicting the lives of Indian women, women writers have succeeded in drawing readers' attention to the awful practice of patriarchy to a large extent. My thesis is a naive attempt to demonstrate how female protagonists in Arundhati Roy's 'The God of Small Things' struggle for survival in varied roles in a male-dominated patriarchal society.