Mahasweta Devi's Draupadi: Resonances of Patriarchy, Crime and Confrontation

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  • Shubhpreet Sandhu PGGC, Sec 11, Chandigarh, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v9i1.10881

Keywords:

Patriarchy. Exploitation, Marginalization.

Abstract

The present paper aims to capture the position of a woman in male dominated culture and how she is owned as property in Mahasweta Devi's short story "Draupadi". In this story she raises her voice against the Indian feudalism and talks about the ingratitude of government. There are three stories in Breast stories translated by Gayatri Chakravarty Spivak named "Draupadi", "Breast Giver" And "Behind the Bodice." All these stories have a theme of exploitation and patriarchy. In Draupadi, Devi speaks about the violence faced by its protagonist Dopdi Mejhen.

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Published

2021-01-28

How to Cite

Sandhu, S. . (2021). Mahasweta Devi’s Draupadi: Resonances of Patriarchy, Crime and Confrontation. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH , 9(1), 90-94. https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v9i1.10881