Chittra Banerjee Divakaruni Critical Analysis

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QUESTION – IDENTIFY A MARGINALISED WRITER AND ANALYSE ONE WORK OF THE IDENTIFIED WRITER ON THE GROUNDS OF THE FOLLOWING: • THEMATIC STUDY • CRITICAL ANALYSIS CHITRA BANERJEE DIVAKARUNI Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is one of the best known Indian writers who have a feminist ideology. Chitra, an American based Indian writer, is known for her bold and fearless remarks on themes that include the Indian experience, contemporary America, history, myth, superstitions, faith and most importantly, feminism and discrimination on the grounds of gender. She is well known worldwide and her works are translated into 29 languages, inspiring marginalized victims of marginalized communities, across the globe. She has won an American Book Award and a Light of…show more content…
Be that as it may, Divakaruni's understanding gives a humanistic touch to the epic, making it more sensible, more relatable, and more individual. Most who read this novel will know the occasions of the first epic in advance. Yet, the individuals who have not read the first will be frustrated that it is not the adaptation composed by Divakaruni. However, Palace of illusions is one of the best sellers and is an eventful and insightful journey through the age old mythological tale of the Mahabharat from a fresh perspective, a voice that wasn’t given enough justice in the original, Draupadi. As they all say, there are more than two sides of a story. Therefore, I would definitely recommend this book as an eye opener to other perspectives as well. “For more than 20 years now, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni has been telling stories of Indian women from her home in California. Her women are desperate, wonderful, complicated, lyrical, memorable, even magical…. Chitra’s women experience love, loss and longing through tangled marriages, bitter divorces, childbirth, abortion, abuse, violence, racism, poverty and riches. Now, in a daring novel out this month, Divakaruni returns to a fantastic world, inhabited by kings, queens, villains and sorcerers.”- Vogue
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