Postcolonial and Postmodernistic Portrayal of Draupadi in Mythological Rewritings

  • Manoranjan Behura writer and Lecturer in English, Mahanga Puspagiri College, Erakana,Cuttack, Odisha
Keywords: Mythology, Postmodenism, Postcolonialism, Rewriting and Contextualizing.


The postcolonial and postmodern writers who write and rewrite mythology and mythological fiction try to relate their writing in the postmodern and postcolonial perspectives bringing the up-to-date problems to surface on the mythological characters. The modern problems also found among the mythological characters and their socio-cultural relationship in the different stages and phases of life with others which has been portrayed a in a new style differentiating from the original story.


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Roy, Praiva. Jagyasini. Cuttack: Adyaprakasani, 2002.

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