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Author: Ram Avtar*, AND Dr. Pradeep Kumar Talan **,

* Research Scholar of Mewar University, (Rajasthan) (Associate Professor, English) Department of Applied Sciences & Humanities IIMT College of Engineering, Greater Noida G.B. Nagar (U. P.) India. email: ** Research Guide (Professor, English) Mewar University, Rajasthan, India. email:

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Every cause has its effect. Likewise, the world is the effect of some cause. In fact, the world is the effect of some super cause. They call it the supreme power. The inhabitants have claimed to visit the power in several human and non-human forms far back since the beginning of human history on the planet. They have folded their hands in the honour of this unseen force. They have acclaimed it in various names. Some hailed it with proper nouns –Vishnu, Christ, Allah etc. And, others bowed to it with common nouns –the almighty, the omnipotent, the emancipator, the supreme soul, the life force, vitality, libido etc. Some sought it in particular places. And others observed it in the dynamics of nature. Wordsworth applauded it as the best teacher of humanity. He observed it as a life unit in every object of nature. Shelley perceived it in the blind fury of the wild west wind. Keats watched it in the last drop oozing from the nozzle of the cider press. Tennyson found it with ‘red tooth’. Tagore experienced it in the melody of flute. However, none of them inclined to perceive it in sex. None dared to experience it in the sexuality of woman. Shaw broke the stereo theology. He reposed it (the supreme power) in the female. He chose the womb as the altar of the force. He observed sex as the process to create new life in the womb. Of course, the arch force is the creative force. It has created the world. It has created the life. The womb is the place where life is created. Shaw has presented woman as the chief contrivance of the force. He says, “Sexually woman is Nature’s contrivance for perpetuating its highest achievement. Sexually man is woman’s contrivance for fulfilling Nature’s behest in the most economical way” (Epistle, 126) . Shaw has named it Life Force in his first play Back to Methuselah. He has highly acclaimed it as ‘vitality’ in his Magnus opus Man and Superman. Bhagat has revered it with many accolades as ‘spark’, ‘instinct’, ‘the inner voice’, ‘the higher power’, ‘the ultimate super power’ etc in his novels, blog and columns. It seems that Bhagat does not believe in any deity personified by man. His protagonists are never spotted to go to temple. In The 3 Mistakes of My Life, Govind calls himself an ‘antagonist’. However, the man believes in the supreme force. Shaw never went to Church as he grew conscious of the hypocrisy of the shrine. He worshiped the force in the womb. Like Shaw, Bhagat has perceived the force working in woman, specifically in her natural instinct. He has frankly discussed woman’s vitality in his all novels. He has focused mainly two characteristics of his women –bravery and reverence towards sex. These are the salient attributes of the life force aka vitality. Bhagat seems to believe that the woman bestowed with these virtues can bless the society with the world citizen i.e. the super human being. Bhagat’s women stalk their counterparts. They bait them in their amorous net. Conclusively, they persuade them either into marriage or into the commitment of living-togetherness. Thus, Bhagat’s women sincerely serve the ultimate purpose of the life force. The purpose goes here: “Woman must marry because the races must perish without her travail...” (Epistle, 10). They are traced waiting motionless until they are wooed. They are similar to the Shavian women in conduct and craving for sensual pleasure. The present paper is an attempt to demonstrate Bhagat’s women as the true contrivance of the life force. The venture goes further to shoot these women stalking on their male partners and enticing them like the undercover agent.


* Research Scholar of Mewar University, (Rajasthan) (Associate Professor, English) Department of Applied Sciences & Humanities IIMT College of Engineering, Greater Noida G.B. Nagar (U. P.) India. email:

** Research Guide (Professor , English) Mewar University, Rajasthan, India. email :



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Woman’s affectability makes her more prone to the female instinct. Ellis remarks, “This greater  proneness (the female instinct) of women is entirely natural and right” (SPS, 199) Woman’s initiation is a must for “the work of generation is mainly carried by her and love is its basis” (SPS,199) .Neha of Five Point Someone often resigns to her affectability. She uses it as a tool to gain over the marked down man. She says that she wants to befriend with Hari for his company. She feels alone even with her parents, even though they love her very much. However, she is found bewailing for her dear brother, Samir, who is no more. Reportedly, she has lost him in the train accident. She finds a consoler in Hari. She believes the man can help her forget the late brother to some extent. Anyway, this is not like that. She wins Hari’s sympathy so that he could fall an easy prey to her vitality. Once, Neha takes Hari to the place of accident. She takes him to the temple near the railway track, where she kisses him and provokes him into sensual acts. However, the man restrains his desire and thus preserves the dignity of the sacred place. Neha reminds Hari, “My parents are very strict…” (FPS,58). In this way, she wants to show him that it is not much easier for him to win her love. She also warns him if he still hankers after her, he could spoil his career. She checks his steadiness in the courtship. When she sees Hari recede interest, she invites him for the ice cream. She shows him the way to approach her. She invites him to come home on 11th May. The date refers to the sad demise of her brother. On the day, she is alone at home because her parents go to the place every month. She grabs the chance and asks Hari to utilize it. When Hari asks her why she does not go there with her parents, she makes an excuse, “…the doctor told me not to go” (FPS,58). Actually, she stopped to go there since Hari came into her life. Neha bewails for her brother. Meanwhile she asks Hari to remember “only on 11th?” (FPS,58). The tears are not merely for the brother. These are for the father man for her prospective offspring. She doesn’t stay with gloomy mood for long. She nestles to the man and taps his hand repeatedly to change the topic. Hari experiences kind of torture when she taps his body and resists him if he wants to respond her similarly. At one moment, Hari admits, “She giggled as if she had got me” (FPS,59).      

A vitality woman likes the man who respects womankind and sacrifices her for his mission undertaken for the welfare of humanity. The term that qualifies such a man is chivalrous. Neha expresses her choice of the man. She says, “I like chivalrous men” (FPS,45). Hari wonders at the choice of Neha. He remarks: “I did not know if it meant something. I mean, did she want me to know what kind of men she liked, or did she want me to be like the men she liked, or did she like me”(FPS,45). Neha doesn’t like the man who is a woman freak, and flunks his mission for her desire.  She wants his “active participation, not his submission”(Rainbow,90). Hari with his mastermind Ryan and Alok decides to innovate the patriarch system of education at IIT Delhi. They decide to put the relative grading trend to an end. They abhor the fact that the teachers promote cramming and disregard creativity. They appreciate the great mugger like Venkat and overlook the creative work of the artist-man like Ryan and his friends. Nonetheless, Neha acknowledges the plan of Hari and his friends. She encourages him to move ahead with the plan. She associates them in the strategy “cooperate to dominate”(FPS,138).They named it “C2D”. Hari and the friends decide to treat the teachers in the same way as they treat the students. The strategy goes thus –one will attend one subject and other will repose and rejoice in life. The friends value life more over everything. Life is for enjoyment not for suffocation. One should live it happily equally in weal and woe. Bhagat also advises the people “to stop looking at pleasure and enjoyment as sin. Human life is limited and if we don’t enjoy our time here, what is the point of it”(RDP).Hari enjoys life with his friends. Neha likes him as the life reveler because he is perfect to carry forth the assignment of the life force. A life reveler is worth contrivance of the woman who is already the contrivance of vitality. Hari is the real epicurean. He is the marked down man of the vitality woman. These are certain reasons why Neha hunts for Hari. She likes him when he sometimes behaves like a kid. Now and then, she teases him saying that her father would never “be too happy to know that I am with a five pointer”(FPS,69). Likewise, she ascertains that she is with him not for IIT tag. Instead, she hates all IITians. Since, they join it to be a part of the mice race. They live the life of mind. Hari is different from them as he lives the life of body. He doesn’t stop relishing the quality food for tomorrow’s class test, and for the reproach of the teachers. He enjoys whatever life offers him. Like Hari, Neha loves the life of body. That is why she is with him. She uses her “noble attitude”(AM, 61)and befools her parents. This recalls the words of Raina when she speaks, “I did it (noble attitude) when I was a tiny child …I did it before my parents. They believe in it (AM, 61).Neha tells several lies to the parents. They never could find her at such serious fault. She assures them that she is going to spend evening with her friends. It would help her abate grief laden heart for Samir. They believe in it. They believe she cannot use her late brother as the shield to cover her vital moves. But, they are wrong. They are not aware of woman’s vitality. She can sacrifice herself for the deed. It is nonsense if one thinks she would spare one’s life. She will sacrifice everyone dearer and nearer whosoever comes on her way.

Neha is true to her instinct. She firmly believes in it. She feels an urge within for vodka. She drinks few gulps of it. She experiences “an absolute, a perfect, a pure and a noble freedom”(LCL,7) on the roof of institute. She wishes for a forced hug from Hari. She seduces him for it. She draws his mouth close to hers and asks him, “Look me in the eyes and tell me if I have bad breath”(FPS,112). Hari has not ample guts to tackle her blind force. He tries to “milk the opportunity” but she intimidates him. Neha wants “to be possessed by force…”(SPS, 82).She cannot yield to the will of the man easily. If she does so, she will not earn his respect. Neha represses Hari’s move for gaining long-term faith and harmony. Hari burgles into the home of Prof. Cherian, HOD (ME) and Neha’s father in the night. He wishes the lady happy birth day. She receives him with vigorous embrace and passionate kiss. She is sure of her dominion on the man. She is sure Hari cannot cheat her. He cannot leave her in the lurch. However, she does not allow him to go beyond the embrace. She has won his heart. This is the vitality in woman, which enables her to win over the man without yielding to him. Nonetheless, to regulate the needs of the man is not her target. Neha wants to win him heart and soul. Neha is “one of those who will want to suck a man’s soul out till he has none of his own left”(SL,185).She can do this if she keeps him on hold for consummate mating. Neha sees him off with unfinished desire. She knows by instinct that the desire will keep him dying for her all the time. This will make him a true pliant to her will.

          A woman wishes for “motherhood (that is) her solemn initiation into womanhood” (MS, 284). Neha opens the secret in her letter to the spirit of Samir. She says, “My plan is the day Hari gets a job, I will introduce him to Dad” (FPS, 135). She adds further, “Right now, he is a little bit of a loser” (FPS, 135). Hari’s introduction with Neha’s father conveys her desire to wed with the man. Before that, she wants him to be an earner. She wishes him go for money while she herself is on the way to marriage. These two things conduct the world. “Money means nourishment and marriage means children: and that man should put nourishment first and woman children first, is broadly speaking the law of Nature and not the dictate of personal ambition” (Epistle,9). Hari discloses the involvement of Neha in “Operation Pendulum” (FPS,137) –the plan of stealing question paper from the chamber of Prof Cherian. Hari tells the board that Miss Cherian, Neha provided him the key of the chamber. This made their way easy towards the goal. In this way, Hari saved his career and the bread earner for the lady vitality, Neha. She is strictly instructed not to talk to the culprit, Hari. She obeys the command of her father so far as Hari does not talk to her. She breaks the promise and resumes ‘rhythmic impulse’ with her man. She cannot lose him for the trifles of the society. She can not lose the marked down man –the father-man for the pseudo status of her father.

          Both the mother woman and the father man are ruthless towards their mission. Neha is resolute to suck the man’s soul along with the body. She has inclined to finally triumph over him. She invites Hari at her home. Hari accepts her offer to attain the key anyhow. Shaw comments in this context, “In the rage of creation, he is as ruthless as the woman…” (MS, 271). Hari admits aside, “I was on a mission today, to get the keys for Operation Pendulum” (FPS,168). The duo is resolute to succeed in their respective goal. Neha burns her shame with the fire of sexuality. She instigates the man with her warms hugs and brave words, “Well tiger, are you going to remove anything or not?” (FPS,168). As a result, she pulls the man into rhythmic palpitations. When the deed is over, she exclaims with ecstasy, “Thanks, I liked it too. I guess I am a bad girl now” (FPS, 169). She enjoyed in being a bad girl. She felt herself “so liberating” (FPS,169). Hari attained the key at last. Finally, she expects Hari to establish himself financially strong. Perhaps, she herself will not marry the man if he does not settle himself properly. Here Shaw’s words come true: “If woman could do without our work and we ate their children’s bread instead of making it they would kill us as the spider kills her mate or as the bees kill the drone” (MS,289).

Shyam portrays vitality of Priyanka in One Night @ The Call Centre. He speaks thus, “Trust me, the girl has a wild side”(ONCC,67).Priyanka and Shyam work in the same call centre. She is from a traditional family. However, she is never heard about going to temple or worshipping any deity. Similarly, Shyam is never spotted going to temple.  It does not mean that they are antagonist. They are seen invoking the supreme power when their vehicle hangs over the death zone of the under construction area. Their strong belief in the call of the conscience helps them to come out of the death zone safe. Priyanka is a free woman. She loves freedom of thought and expression. She believes there is “something better, something higher –the beautiful freedom of a woman (which is) infinitely, more wonderful than any sexual love”(LCL,7).She likes Shyam more than anybody or anything in her life. However, she does not love him as much as the future of her prospective progeny. She wishes Shyam would earn a social status. This would prove his eligibility for marriage. She postpones the plan of getting married until Shyam attains the post of the team leader or switch to another renowned company. She defers the well off marriage proposal from the NRI Ganesh .She takes time from her mother even though Ganesh is ready to wed her. She puts him on hold. She does not like to take decision in haste. Shyam stops talking to her. He swears not to talk to her until he earns the position. She doesn’t stop hunting for him. She tries hard to retain the desire in the man alive. She teases him. Sometimes she distributes the sweets among the colleagues for a new proposal. She amorously talks to the new man in front of Shyam. She forces him to tap her telephonic talks with Ganesh. This opens many secrets. One, Shyam still loves Priyanka. He gets upset when she talks to the NRI, even though he does not disclose it to anyone. She gets sure that he is still interested in her. The phone tap strikes curiosity in Shyam to know more about the new man. Varun helps him to collect more information. He gets to know that Ganesh is sort of bald but he appears handsome in the photo. Priyanka comes to know the fact. She comes to know the manipulation of Ganesh. A kind of despise surges in Neha’s heart against Ganesh. She contrasts the two with one another. She finds Shyam better than Ganesh. She likes Shyam for what he is. He is true to himself. She rejects Ganesh not for his baldness but for falsehood in the initial stage of life. She confesses thus, “No, I am not rejecting him he is bald. Most men go bald one day, it is horrible….He might be fine in most ways, but the point is he lied”(ONCC, 261).The day comes when Shyam saves the lives of thousands of employees at the cost of his job. He with the help of Varun teaches their boss a bitter lesson. He forces the boss to terminate him from the job with the approval of six months’ salary. His sacrifice for humanity moves the heart of the vitality woman. She feels jealous that the marked man has succeeded in his mission. Now it is her turn to fulfill the behest of vitality. She approaches him with the proposal for marriage. Initially he turns down it. However, when he senses another man is ready to take her away from his life for good, he rushes to catch her. Ultimately, he resigned to the vitality of his ladylove, Priyanka.

A woman looks for the man physically fit and economically sound. Govind has been the college topper. He has obtained cent percent marks in mathematics. He earns a lot in the subject by tuition. He has his own business. Govind’s mother runs her bakery. Thus, he hasboth money and physique. He is not woman freak. This quality attracts Vidya, the sister of his close friend and business partner. He has a dream to become a big man. He wishes his business would spread everywhere. He has focused his mind and heart both on his target. He, therefore, is the right choice of vitality woman. Vidya is entrusted with the assignment to entice the hard-to-win man. Govind warns her against the seductive moves. He says, “I don’t have time for emotions. I am your teacher, your brother trusts me as a friend”(3MML, 183). Vidya turns deaf ear towards his warning. She does not care for their friendship. She targets on him as her quarry. She is resolute to gain over him late or soon. Govind feels unsafe with her. This recalls what Tanner feels with Ana: “I never feel safe with you; there is a devilish charm or no; not a charm, a suitable interest –just so; you know it: and you triumph in it. Openly and shamefully in it”(Epistle,82).Govind finds “a wild beast46”(3MML,46) in Vidya. It lies in the woman’s natural instinct to turn wild when the prey is so near her grip and she is unable to catch it. Govind’s conservative attitude creates hurdles on her way to approach him easily. Then she adopts ‘noble attitude’. She assumes natural decency to bait the tough prey. In this context, Milan comments: “She assumes modesty, bashfulness and submissiveness to look life like and natural so that she could alloy her tactics and arouse faith in her prey”(SWSC).

A woman’s modesty is the centre of sexual attraction and with which they hunt for their prey.  Vidya sheds tears complaining that she feels alone in her home. This is a surprise to Shyam. She is lonely among her parents and brother. A person finds alone among the crowd when there is none to fill the void of the mind. Every age has its seclusion. A child fills the gap with a child. Similarly, when a person crosses an age, he or she needs the emotional support of the same age. Vidya experiences a void within. She seeks for the same-age man who could tune with her and refill the gap. Govind is nearly of her age. He is worth her life partner in all aspects. She cannot forsake this man for trivialities of the society. A friend is a tentative traveler in the journey of life. He or she cannot stay for long. Vidya knows Ishan cannot accompany Govind all through life. She attempts to make this fact clear to Govind. She suggests the man to go for ‘back up friend’ in need. Moreover, she is ready to serve him as a backup friend. She knows it is easy to turn into the lifetime friend from this stage. Vidya wins the man for the very good friend and for closer degrees of friendship. Govind finds himself trapped in her charms. He proclaims thus, “I am trapped in a cage-nonsense”(3MML,130).

          The role of a drone is to satisfy the need of the bee and arrange food for her and her progeny. Vidya jeers at Govind and asks him, “Teach me how to reach my dreams and how to be drone” (3MML, 102). Vidya considers Govind her drone. She inclines to use him as a tool in the process of procreation. She wants him help her to carry out the behest of the life force successfully. By connoting him drone, she disposes to open the secret of her female instinct. If he fails to bless her with motherhood, she will discard him as the bee discards the drone, and in most cases, it usually kills him. Vidya appears to follow the footsteps of Ann of Man and Superman. Like Ann, she persuades a geek who is finally compelled to associate her in attaining the intimate unison –marriage. And, marriage means children. Bhagat prepares her women for marriage in the last. Perhaps, he believes in the theory of Shaw on marriage. Shaw says, “Woman must marry because the races must perish without her travail” (Epistle,10). Vidya is the mother-woman since she wishes to be mother in the end. That is why she aims at the tutor drone. She knows by instinct that initiation into motherhood is the significance of her life. This is the destination, which she wants to approach anyhow.

               In the pursuit of procreation, Vidya is the chaser and Govind is the chased. Govind clarifies, “I didn’t hit on her. She hit upon me” (3MML,172). Vidya chased him wherever he went. She haunted his sensibility thousand miles away in Sydney even though she was at home in her country. He saw many beauties lying nude on the beach. However, none helped him to stop the ideal chase of Vidya. Now he believes there is something in the woman, which attracts him remotely. This confirms that she has hunted him and he is the hunted. Bhagat’s women take initiative at every step in the courtship. They steer forth the courtship until it converts into the commitment of living-togetherness. The men make all attempts to avoid the snoop of the women’s charms. When they fail to exorcise vitality of the counterparts, they become passive in the game. They neither expel nor receive the stimulus. Things happen to them naturally. Govind is passive participant in the amorous pursuit. He continues to teach Vidya even if she sucks his soul. She wants to dissuade him from his aim and enthrall him forever.  Apart from, he likes her bravery and vitality. Shaw comments: “…vitality and bravery are the greatest qualities of a woman can have and mother, her solemn initiation into womanhood” (MS,284). A Shavian man likes to observe these virtues in the marked woman. These virtues of Vidya highly impress him. Although he has taught many young girls, he has not seen such frankness and boldness in anyone. In some regard, Govind is bestowed with the Shavian virtues. Even though Govind scolds Vidya to use slang words, he loves to listen to these when she uses in a seductive manner. He loves her pragmatic attitude towards life. He likes to watch her restlessness to set free from the socio-cultural fetters. An instance signs Vidya as the vitality woman, wherein she drags Govind in the stash under the water tank. Here she serves him with sweets and plays music for him. Then she prepares him for final stage of vitality. He strongly opposes it. Bhagat projects Vidya’s will on the Shavian screen thus:

The woman’s need of him to enable him to carry on Nature’s most urgent work, does not prevail against him until his resistance gathers her energy to a climax at which she dares to throw away her customary exploitations of the conventional affectionate and dutiful poses and claim him by natural right for a purpose that far transcends their mortal personal purposes (Epistle, para16).

In the end, he succumbs to the vitality furiously working towards the end.

Ananya is an icon of womankind. She strongly persuades the young people to regard the sentiment of the old people. Along with, she advises them to tune conservative values with the modern facts. She believes that new system puts new vigour, new strength, and new energy in life. Therefore, life is a process of change. She figures out her conviction when she successfully persuades Duke, the groom to accept Manorma, the bride without any condition. Ananya is a woman of vitality in true sense. She never gives herself into Krish’s power. Although, she yields her body to the man, she does not give him her soul. It is easy to rule over body but impossible to rule over a woman’s inner, free will. Real triumph comes through the wooing of soul. When Krish assures his mother to make Ananya toe the line, she immediately decides to forsake him. Ananya’s audacity revokes what Liza speaks to Higgins, “I won’t be passed over” (Pygmalion, 67).She adds further, “I’m not dirt under your feet”(Pygmalion,14).This shows Ananya cannot let him enslave her free will. Similarly, Krish is a true Shavian man i.e. father-man. He attempts to change the conventional system of marriage. He believes that marriage is basically a mutual contract between a man and a woman to lead life together. The main purpose of marriage is to propagate generation. This is the same in all castes and creeds across the world.

Hence, Ananya is everywoman. She resides as vitality in the womankind. Still she is far different from other women. They are not like her. They have not courage to break off the shackles of submissiveness. They are easily made to toe the line. Ananya is independent. Nobody can enslave her. She is not subject to any social ideology made to curb the free will of woman. She will not hesitate in switching one man to another if the sublime purpose requires it. The purpose requires her to bless humanity with its saviour. Ananya is deeply hurt when Krish manipulates to convince his mother. She decides to switch for another man. The decision of hers exerts full dominance upon Krish. He does what she commands him to do. Sometimes, she appears to cuddle him like a mother. On some occasion, he nestles to her like a small boy. She fulfils his babyish needs. When a man behaves like a kid, he cannot set free from the woman’s motherly control. At last, Krish proposes to all her family members like, “I, Krish Malhotra, would like to propose to all of you. Will all of you marry to me?”(2S,96).He offers them gold rings. They accept their respective ring with conditions. Ananya finds great joy in his prostration. Ananya tends to revoke Ann thus, “I believe in the life to come. A father! A father for the superman”(Epistle, 33).Thus, Krish surrenders to his woman’s vitality for eternity.

       Bhagat’s fifth novel Revolution 2020 was published in 2011. Like his other four novels, it brought him big royalty and reputation. Its publication was like to stud another diamond to his golden cap. It covers the story of two boys and one girl. The girl flirts with both the boys –Gopal and Raghav. She (Aarti) is spotted rowing the boat with Gopal, in the river, The Ganga. She smoothens rowing swollen palms of Gopal. She kisses on his cheek to make up for the pleasure boating. She promises Gopal ever to preserve in her memory, the sweet moments passed with him at the holy river. Gopal leaves her to Kota for preparation of AIEEE. She forgets him very soon because he could not make any good in the exams. Above all, he could not make any good in the life. He was a loser in true sense. Woman does not like the man who suffers defeat almost in every stage of life. She switched to Raghav because he cracked the test of AIEEE. He has earned a big name in the society. He is a revolutionary man. A vitality woman likes a revolutionist. Raghav fights for the rights of the people. He fights against the corrupt system. He is a true artist man. He is the true Shavian hero. He does not value her more than his purpose –to make the society better. He starts his own newspaper. He is always with truth. He does not scot free his close friend, Gopal. He circulates the miseries of the students exploited with fake promises in the uprising engineering college of Gopal. Gopal, the managing director avenges this ignominy and destroys Raghav’s printing press. Nonetheless, Raghav remains strong. He never resigns to viciousness of the egoist, Gopal. He never loses the hope to change the system. He starts hand written newspaper. His firm will-to-do moves the heart of Gopal. He visits the spirit of vitality working within Raghav. Aarti returns to the egoist rich exploiter, Gopal. Aarti justifies the switch to her old love mate. She alleges Raghav for he has no time for her. Of course, time is the valuable gift to anyone, especially to woman. Aarti needs emotional support from Raghav that he has neither for her nor for any close one. He has no time for personal relations. He thinks his life is for the welfare of the downtrodden and the exploited. Aarti depicts her pain thus, “I am lonely too. Raghav has no time”(R2020, 219-220).She feels uncomfortable with the revolutionist. Turmoil in Aarti’s mind equals the misery of the lady Chatterley, “The point is what sort of a time can a man give a woman? Can he give her a damn good time or can’t he? If he can’t he’s no right to the woman”(R2020, 47).Ultimately, Aarti declares Raghav not worthy for her and switches to Gopal. However, a woman cannot put up with the man who is a woman freak. She can bear a sadist but not an infidel man. Aarti catches Gopal with other women in the bed. She does not give it second thought and flings off him forever. Nonetheless, this was merely a drama. Gopal played it to fill hatred in her heart against him. He did all this to get rid of her. He sacrificed her for the welfare of the society. He offered her to the saviour of the poor and wretched, Raghav. Gopal portrayed the true Shavian hero to unite the mother woman with the philosopher man. This is the way to change the system. Until the vitality woman associates with the artist man, the change is not possible. Thus, Aarti marries to Raghav. In this way, she carries out the behest of life force successfully. The moment Aarti turns into the woman of the man, she completes the assignment of vitality –to entice the man for the motherhood.

Hence, Chetan Bhagat has deftly portrayed the element of vitality in his women protagonists. His women use all tactics to serve the female instinct. However, they do not serve it for their own benefit but for the welfare of the society. They incarnate the new woman, who chides the man for feminine behaviour. They come out as the icon of vitality and bravery for the young women. They always take initiative in the courtship. Thus, they break the social protocol –man ever chases woman. They are the chasers and the men are the chased. Bhagat is the first writer among his contemporaries who has delineated woman as the hunter and the man as the quarry under her blind fury, moreover for the higher purpose.     





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