Portraying the Contemporary Spirit of War and Violence in Easterine Kire’s, Mari
Easterine Kire has projected in her novel the element of violence in the Naga society from a seventeen year old girl to that of a woman with a contemporary spirit. Violence enables her to redefine an identity for herself that is different from the way she is identified in the beginning of the Naga society. The novel Mari details the war and violence in Kohima 1944, on the lives of the innocent people represented by her life’s story. Her attempt to establish a new identity which enables her to further beyond the challenges and help her to develop a new perspective towards her own life. The undertaken journey with her sisters made her to be responsible which she was not earlier. But the task is by far out and away made her life difficult to carry on. She like other contemporary women hold within the battle and trouble and make her way out into courageous woman. The paper attempt to study the representation of violence and conflict from an identity perspective. It also attempts to project the problems and difficulties faced by them and their ability to endure the situation in a heroic manner and evolve amidst it.