A Journey of Emotional Tumult Life of Surrogacy in Amulya Malladi’s A House for Happy Mothers

Sharmila C, Mohamed Sahul Hameed M. A


The paper focuses on the theme of surrogacy, which has socially placed on a podium as a cultural construct over a women’s psyche rather than a biotic disposition with special reference to the novel A House for Happy Mothers by Amulya Malladi. The dispute is on the cause of thriving fertility treatment and surrogacy clinics in India where reproduction is not a mere connatural biological activity but a commodity, a blooming business where concords has endorsed between parties. Poverty compelled the women to enter the exploitative work and highly reliant relationships with the doctor of surrogacy clinic and the hiring parents for example, the protagonist Asha decides to be a surrogate because of her son to have a better education whereas the other protagonist Priya wanted desperately to have her own child through surrogacy. The experiences of the intended mother and surrogate mother who yearned for their needs and their journey of self-discovery leads into heartache, loss and the happiness that comes with helping others and their bond to voyage a new life and rehabilitated optimism to each other into the world. In this context, the novelist proceeds with the polemical leitmotif of surrogacy through the lives of surrogate mother and hiring mother. The aim of the paper focuses on the emotional tumult life of surrogacy in a psychoanalytic standpoint of the characters in A House for Happy Mothers and the contribution that the characters were being determined in their own way and the anecdote that draws them together becomes a light of goodness and happiness.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/wjel.v12n8p282

World Journal of English Language
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