The Concept of Liberation in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s The Palace of Illusions


  • Ambili M. Research Scholar Department of English Pondicherry University Pondicherry, India



The great Indian Epic Mahabharata celebrates the battle between Pandavas and Kauravas and signifies Draupadi as the fundamental cause of it. Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni unwrapped this belief and made Draupadi a powerful woman with great determination and courage. The Epics all over the world has portrayed woman as pale shadows of men, and men as great warriors. This silence of women has triggered Divakaruni to retell the epic in female voice. Literature always tried to share the changes in society. Unveiling the perfect lady images to the woman, modern female writers made their own literature. This paper goes through the life of an epic woman who has strong cravings of liberation. Also tries to find out whether a female protagonist can undergo inclinations in the life of Male characters who always hold the seal of divine figure, who always live for the warfare.


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How to Cite

M., A. (2020). The Concept of Liberation in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s The Palace of Illusions. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH , 8(4), 107-112.