MYTHS AND INDIAN WOMEN: A CRITICAL READING OF GITA HARIHARANâ€™S THE THOUSAND FACES OF NIGHT
â€œOne of the most striking changes in the humanities in the 1980s has been the rise of gender as a category of analysisâ€.(Showalter,1990) It shows the emergence of feminism in the early 1970s. Thus feminism has placed gender in the academic realm.
Among the Marxist,Radical and the other forms of feminism liberal feminism tends to focus the female subjugation as a result of prejudices men have against women.These prejudices are successfully arose from the mythological and cultural institutions which divide the society in terms of class and gender and exclude women from the various practices of life.
The female writers â€œwrite backâ€ in order to create a niche of their own. They deconstruct and reconstruct the myth and reality. Promoting a new reading of indigenous past, they resist and protest to make the invisible visible and the unheard to be heard. They urge women to be autonomous and independent.