International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 4, Part K (2017)
Acceptance, resistance and revenge: Draupadi in Contemporary Indian Fiction
In Hindu Mythology few women stand out as Draupadi, the most complex and interesting character in Mahabharatha. In the contemporary trend of reinterpreting mythology in Indian literature, Draupadi too became the central character of many novels. This paper attempts to study three different reinterpretations of Mahabharatha with Draupadi as the central character – Ini Njan Urangatte by P.K. Balakrishnan, Yajnaseni by Prathibha Ray and The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Divakaruni Banerjee and examines how the portrayal of Draupadi in these works were influenced by the accepted notions of womanhood of the respective periods in which they were written
How to cite this article:
Suhana PA. Acceptance, resistance and revenge: Draupadi in Contemporary Indian Fiction. International Journal of Applied Research. 2017; 3(4): 727-730.