Chitra Banrjee Divakaruini’s “The Forest of Enchantments: Revisiting the Epic from Sita’s Prespective”
Keywords:Cultural, Embodiment, Identity, Desire, Courage.
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s The Forest OF Enchantments is about the retelling of our ancient prestigious epic of Ramayan from Sita’s perspective. As an Indian diasporic writer Divakaruni has nostalgia about Indian culture and tradition. The word culture comprises of behaviours and institutions, for its attempts at retelling an ancient epic through the female’s perspective. This novel focuses on the self discovery of Sita who is a celebrated female character of ancient India. So, Divakaruni has changed her way of thinking from traditional portrayal of simple and selfless women into modern female characters who is searching for their identity in the patriarchal world.
Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee. The Forest of Enchantments. India: Harpercollins,2019.
Rajagopalachari, C., and Valmiki. Ramayana. Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan,2017
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