Transforming Myth in the Behaviour of Shashi Deshpande’s: Women Protagonist
Indian Social system, myths and folklore are deep rooted in human consciousness and Indians can not rise above from these myths. Shashi Deshpande, an eminent voice in the field of Indian Writings in English, has dealt with the myths and legends in a different way. Shashi Deshpande has reconstructed their significance in her novels in contemporary context. Deshpande has borrowed anecdotes from The Ramayana, The Puranas, Local Legends and folklore. Realizing the myths to be part of cultural history and thus bearing deep influence on human psyche, Deshpande has explored fresh interpretation of these myths to redefine female identity. In the Country of Deceit and That Long Silence Deshpande constantly goes back to historical references to highlight the biased representation of women. So this paper’s aim is to revision the mythological character in the context of Shashi Deshpande modern protagonist.