Re-visioning the Self in Volga’s The Liberation of Sita

Authors

  • Aiswarya R Rao Research Scholar St.Teresa’s College Ernakulam, Kochi, Kerala – 682301 India

Abstract

Re-vision, as defined by Adrienne Rich is “an act of looking back, of entering into an old text from a new critical tradition†(‘’When We Dead Awaken’, 35). For women writers today, this process becomes an act of survival as well as a quest for identity.  Re-visioning in the hands of women writers has evolved into a revisionist remaking of the past and thereby a reinvention of a new tradition – that of writing back to the centre.

Women writers like Angela Carter, Mahasweta Devi, Sunita Namjoshi, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Pratibha Ray have rewritten and retold myths. They have deconstructed the myths that denigrate powerful women like Circe, Medusa, Siren and they have reinterpreted the older myths by demolishing the stereotypes popularised by patriarchal discourse.

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Published

2018-07-30