Surabhi A. Parmar
NET, JRF, PhD Scholar,
Department of English & CLS,
Rajkot – 360005
The present paper aims at the critical reading of Ms Draupadi Kuru. It focuses on the re – interpretation of the four important women characters from the Mahabharata: Draupadi, Kunti, Amba and Gandhari. These four women are also the protagonists of the select novel. The Mahabharata is a rich mine of meanings and every generation and every writer finds something new for recreations. Since the last decade, the Indian English fiction is exploring the mythic world of characters and mythic fiction is even becoming popular and enjoyable. The ancient tales and myths are reaching the wider audiences through recreations. These recreations are enriched with modern touch. Thus, the present paper aims to critically analyze the recreations of Draupadi, Kunti, Amba and Gandhari as found in the novel Ms Draupadi Kuru (2016) by Trisha Das.
Keywords: The Mahabharata, Indian Writing in English, Indian English Fiction, Women, Feminism, Draupadi, Kunti, Gandhari, Amba, Reception, Recreation