Pantheon Books. It penetrates the body and bounds it as a passive object. Three Virgins and Other stories, New Delhi: On the other hand, Sonu is left with no other option but to accept her own violations. Sexuality is, thus, relational and should be understood in terms of active or passive social relationships. Four Short Stories of Manjula Padmanabhan their locations in the hierarchy.
However, her focus remains on the constructed female self - the cultural history of the body.
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Foucault, Michael. Politics of the Female Body: Hot Death Cold SoupKleptomania: Basil Blackwell. In her stories, Padmanabhan, too, explores these varied forms of power relationships in which men and women differ in their access to power.