Emancipation is a novel that puts under scrutiny the institution of marriage just as it examines the truth of feminist movements as they have shaped out in the Third World. The story shows feminism attracting Indian women now, much later than it did women in the West. The narrative is unusual in that its style lies in between a Dickensian perception of things and that which emanates from a work of magical realism. It is a story of two feminists, an American and a British, who come to India to change the lives of Indian women. They do manage to break an Indian home but go back somewhat changed during their stay in India.