Rewriting Mythology through The Palace of Illusion

  • Debashree Mayee Das Assistant Professor, Department of English, College of Basic Science & Humanities, OUAT, BBSR.
Keywords: Postmodern, Modernism, Mythology and Feminism

Abstract

Mythology is a theme which is always new though it is read time and again. The modern feminist writers often write on mythology and mythological characters rendering a modern flavor and savor on them which is unique pieces of literature and catches the attention of the readers. The present paper attempts to prove how Chitra Banarjee rewrites mythology twisting the story, characters and plots in her The Palace of Illusion. The paper focuses on the character of Draupadi who is portrayed like a modern woman and suffers fighting against the injustice.

References

Divikaruni, Chitra Banarjee. The Palace of Illusion. New York: Doubleday, 2008.
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Kane, Kabita. Karna’s Wife The Outcate’s Queen. Mumbai: Rupa, 2013
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Published
2018-05-29
Section
Articles