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MENAKA’S CHOICE AS A FEMINIST REVISIONIST MYTHOLOGICAL LITERATURE

Ayuta Mohanty, S. D. Chaudhuri.

Abstract
In patriarchal societies, mythological literature are generally composed by male authors. As a result, it almost always concentrates on the male protagonist and his adventures. The role that women play in these epics can be grouped into the following three categories: a) passive onlookers, b) receivers of the male action, and c) causes of the troubles faced by the male protagonists/ characters. Such biased depiction affects the mentality of our society as these values get embedded within our psyche and shapes our thoughts and perspectives and ultimately becomes a social tradition. Partially in an attempt to change this outlook, some Indian women writers have started a fresh and subversive trend by recreating mythological texts from the point of view of the female characters. These recreations or retellings help us to understand these epics from quite a dissimilar perspective, because when the perception of the narrator changes, the way a reader perceives a narrative is bound to change as well. This paper focuses on one such novel, Menaka’s Choice by Kavita Kane, that focuses on the perspective of Menaka and highlights her strengths and weakness that led her to make certain decisions that changed her course of life as well as that of others related to her.

Key words: Feminist, Re-vision, Myth, Menaka, Strength, Individuality


 
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Ayuta Mohanty, S. D. Chaudhuri. MENAKA’S CHOICE AS A FEMINIST REVISIONIST MYTHOLOGICAL LITERATURE. JCR. 2020; 7(9): 991-993. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.182


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Ayuta Mohanty, S. D. Chaudhuri. MENAKA’S CHOICE AS A FEMINIST REVISIONIST MYTHOLOGICAL LITERATURE. http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=112623 [Access: May 30, 2021]. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.182


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Ayuta Mohanty, S. D. Chaudhuri. MENAKA’S CHOICE AS A FEMINIST REVISIONIST MYTHOLOGICAL LITERATURE. JCR. 2020; 7(9): 991-993. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.182



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Ayuta Mohanty, S. D. Chaudhuri. MENAKA’S CHOICE AS A FEMINIST REVISIONIST MYTHOLOGICAL LITERATURE. JCR. (2020), [cited May 30, 2021]; 7(9): 991-993. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.182



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Ayuta Mohanty, S. D. Chaudhuri (2020) MENAKA’S CHOICE AS A FEMINIST REVISIONIST MYTHOLOGICAL LITERATURE. JCR, 7 (9), 991-993. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.182



Turabian Style

Ayuta Mohanty, S. D. Chaudhuri. 2020. MENAKA’S CHOICE AS A FEMINIST REVISIONIST MYTHOLOGICAL LITERATURE. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (9), 991-993. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.182



Chicago Style

Ayuta Mohanty, S. D. Chaudhuri. "MENAKA’S CHOICE AS A FEMINIST REVISIONIST MYTHOLOGICAL LITERATURE." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 991-993. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.182



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Ayuta Mohanty, S. D. Chaudhuri. "MENAKA’S CHOICE AS A FEMINIST REVISIONIST MYTHOLOGICAL LITERATURE." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.9 (2020), 991-993. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.182



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Ayuta Mohanty, S. D. Chaudhuri (2020) MENAKA’S CHOICE AS A FEMINIST REVISIONIST MYTHOLOGICAL LITERATURE. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (9), 991-993. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.182