The present book aims at analyzing two works of Manju Kapur—Married Woman(2002), Difficult Daughters (1998) and two works of Anita Nair—The Better Man (1999) and Ladies Coupé (2001) in the light of feminist theories. Both writers portray women who are on the threshold of self-discovery and have suddenly decided to take their lives into their own hands. They are women who are searching for strength and independence and focus on the inner strength possessed by women as human beings. Their works encourage our understanding in terms of women who are each caught in a net of relationships that are partly make by them and partly made for them. The female characters in the novels of these writers illustrate a problem often faced by women in Indian society. The women''s inner struggle between the desire to take care of her husband and children and the desire to discover deeper modes of fulfillment that fall outside the traditional social norms.