(Under the guidance of Dr. S. K. PUSHPALATHA)
Research Scholar Ph.D. (English) Part Time,
PG and Research Dept of English,
Government Arts College (Autonomous),
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is an amazing story-teller, whose writings are based on the various myths of India. India is a country with pool of myths, which are not merely stories but teach the people the daily chores of life, the way of living, and the cultural and traditional values. They give strength to face the real problems in daily life. Divakaruni has written seven novels and in all her novels she has purposely used myth to convey the people what is the truth behind the mythological stories and tries to prove how myth help the immigrants and the natives to overcome their personal and external conflicts of life. Tilo, Sudha. Anju, Rakhi, Uma, Malathi, and Korobi are the protagonists of Divakaruni and through them she exposes the problems of the immigrants and how they face their sufferings with the help of myths. The epic heroine Draupadi narrates the story of the Mahabharata of Indian mythology in her novelThe Palace of Illusions. How does myth act as a moral instructor? How does it heal the problems and give solutions? the answer for these questions are analyzed by referring the select novels of Divakaruni .
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A Study of the Select Novels of Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni