(Last Updated on : 06/12/2010)
Shobha De, a significant name in the modern Indian literature always remains unique in selecting her subjects in the novels. Shifted from depicting the common human condition, she rather deals with the aristocratic class or the titled class. She mercilessly points out the sores and wounds of the modern society. Often labeled as feminist by the critics, the writings of Shobha De reflect the conflicts and the dilemmas the women in India had to undergo. The erotic content of her novels has been somewhat controversial, with some reviewers being sneering of her work while others suggest that she is countering the taboos held by many women writers. Presently she is the house name of the aristocratic intellectuals.
Starry nights :
- Starry Nights portray the various faces of women as the peripheral theme of the novel.
Socialite Evenings :
- The marvelous novel Socialite Evening depicts the agony and frustration of the cattish life of the "page 3" class.
- The dark side of the business world of Mumbai, which has a insensitive sway in the life and relation of the individual happens to be the chief theme of the novel.