The Palace of Illusions-Voice of a Disillusioned Woman

Authors

  • Abisha S. V PG and Research Dept of English, Fatima Mata National College (Autonomous), Kollam, Kerala, India
  • Dr. Cynthia Catherine Michael Assoc Prof & Head, PG and Research, Dept of English, Fatima Mata National College (Autonomous), Kollam, Kerala, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v8i12.10861

Keywords:

Imagination, Polygamy, History, Identity, Alienation.

Abstract

Diaspora writing is a recent trend in literature. Many writers especially women writers excel in this field. These diasporic writers though they live in a foreign land always hold their love in their writings. India is a land of myth and legends and hence many Indian writers borrow their plot from Hindu mythology which is used as a literary device. Many writers of the independence and post-independence era used mythology to spread nationalism and to guide humanity in the right path. Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is a diasporic writer who always holds a piece of her love for motherland in her writings. She extensively uses Hindu mythology in her works. She uses these myths to instill courage in her woman protagonists. She tries to prove how myths guide the immigrant women to overcome their conflicts in life. Her novels explain how myths instruct the humanity to lead a righteous life.

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Published

31-12-2020

How to Cite

S. V, A. ., & Catherine Michael, D. C. . (2020). The Palace of Illusions-Voice of a Disillusioned Woman. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 8(12), 77–84. https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v8i12.10861