Subarnalata by Ashapurna Debi is violent. If i can say. this is the most violent books on women, that i have read. In terms of the protagonist's (who goes by the name of the novel) fight against traditions and male dominance.
Having read the book, i am still wondering if any woman could be that stubborn, fighting against each and everything. Earlier to reading Subarnalata, i read Gulabhi Talkies by Vaidehi. The latter being a collection of short stories. Vaidehi also speaks about the progress of women in her style. And definitely she would have faced many hurdles too, but her stories aren't rough.
I somehow didn't appreciate Subarnalata very much, maybe she was too desperate to notice any positivity around her. Maybe it's so progessionist (i hope i've used the right word) that i fail to comprehend.