The journey of two Brahmin widows living in the midst of the satras in the post-independence era is the theme of “Apekshya”. The elephant as symbol of man’s strength and means of livelihood underscores a setting revealing disaster in the lives of many: Even in the Satras, prominent in the direction of the society, the grip of opium and flourishing post-independence Communism became a headache for the Adhikar of satras.
Durga and Horu GokhaniÂ : Though both supported religion and Sanskaras, their aims were different.
Durga anticipated her in-laws to come and take her to her husband’s home and her only dream was to go to Kashi to release her dead husband’s remains ASTHI and to shave her head. Horu Gokhani was courageous and determined. After her opium-addicted husband died she carried on her family on her own. She also kept a man close to her, just because her heart wanted to dream.
But did the wishes, dreams of the two lonely women living in the society get fulfilled??