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Githa Hariharan is an accomplished feminist author. Her 1992 debut novel, The Thousand Faces of Night, was awarded the 1993 Commonwealth Writers' Prize for the best debut novel. Caste, religion, brutality, and ethnicity all pose obstacles to the identities of the female protagonists in her works. This study examines and evaluates how Hariharan's female characters confront the traditional roles and identities imposed on them by a male-dominated social order as they struggle to reconstruct a modern self-identity. This paper examines her novels The Thousand Faces of Night, The Ghost of Vasu Master, and Fugitive Histories in depth for this purpose.

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Dr. T. Veera Swamy. (2023). Cultural Identity and Modern Self-identity in the Novels of Githa Hariharan. International Journal for Social Studies, 9(1), 9-18. Retrieved from https://journals.edupub.org/index.php/ijss/article/view/20348