A Study of Khaled Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns Under The Lens Of Ecofeminism

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Misbah Arif Keng, Dr. Kum Kum Ray


Khaled Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns is his second novel set in Afghanistan which unveils the female predicament of its two main characters who endure a lot at the hands of patriarchy. The society dominated by males has a direct impact on the environment leading to its obliteration. The novel describes male unlimitism which haywires environmental catastrophe and brings about the annihilation of its female characters. This paper is divided into five parts. In the introduction, a brief concept of ecofeminism is highlighted along with the critical analysis of the novel. Second part comprises of the effect of male unlimitism on the lives of women and environment. In the third part the impact of patriarchy on the lives of women and on the environment is mooted. Following up is the rise of Laila and Mariam over patriarchy. At the end a conclusion of the paper is offered.

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