Rewriting Mythology: an Analysis of C.S. Laxmi’s Forest

Authors

  • Rina Rajbanshi

Abstract

Abstract

The modern trend of using myth in literature is not a mere ornamental but a reason to entail some political pronouncement by writers. According to some theoreticians myth is political and it has always been used to propagate political agendas. Indian Dharmasastras present code of conducts for Indian women which have been imposed by mythology. According to Indian mythology and dharmasastras Sita, Savitri who follow ‘pativrata’ dharma are the symbol of perfect women. Contemporary writers revisit and rewritecanonical myths. This paper analyses C.S.Lakshmi’s Forest and exploreshow writers revisit and question myths and by making a new myth, how they are providing a new identity and voice to the women characters.

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Published

17-05-2017

How to Cite

Rajbanshi, R. . (2017). Rewriting Mythology: an Analysis of C.S. Laxmi’s Forest. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH. Retrieved from https://www.ijellh.com/OJS/index.php/OJS/article/view/255