Quest for Gender Identity in the Palace of the Illusions

  • Parinitha B
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  • Parinitha B

    Research Scholar at College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Srinivas University, Mangalore, Karnataka & Asst Professor at Dept of English and other Languages, Bharat Mata College of Commerce and Arts, Aluva, Ernakulam, Kerala, India.

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Mythology is the backbone of all cultures and civilizations. The rich heritage of the mythology is the foundation of Indian culture. The epic narrative of the Mahabharata had been written thousands of years ago. However, the incredible story keeps on discovering conspicuousness in each type of craftsmanship and keeps on overpowering us even today. It is as yet venerated not simply because of its wonderful loftiness; however, the profoundly philosophical thoughts that propagate all through the epic show us the craft of living. Being an important text of Indian culture and the stories that we have grown up with hold relevance even during present times. The Mahabharata is not just a story of morality to be narrated from the generations but an unending source of study. Plenty of critics has been studied the text from several perspectives. Still, much remains to be discovered and researched. The paper intends to analyze The Palace of Illusions by Chaitra Banajee Divakaruni, which looks afresh into the stunning character Draupadi of the Mahabharata. The study aims to discover the quest for gender identities and self-crisis in the powerful epic retelling.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 1, Page 1981 - 1987


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