Githa Haharan Analysis

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CHAPTER 2 Style of Githa Hariharan Githa Hariharan has used the technique of interpreting myth, legend and folktale to amplify the dimensions of the survival of people in general, particularly women. Myth is a powerful technique for expressing some challenging ideas. Mythical writing becomes the presentation of the post-colonial writings. It discusses how human being exists in the post-colonial space. She mingles myths and real life stories in order to bring forward, a group of women of different ages and generations and castes, with a common interest. The novelist gives an account of the epic stories and its relevance to the contemporary society. Githa Hariharan’s debut novel,…show more content…
Githa Hariharan narrates the stories of Devi, Sita, Parvatiamma and Mayamma though linking them to mythological characters. The myths have been reinvented and retold for these women characters to connect to Amba, Ganga, Gandhari and others in their plight, in spite of the time gap of centuries between them. The central characters expose the various dimensions of oppression through ‘Story within a story’ technique. The novel is around three generations of women-Devi, Sita and Mayamma. The novel brings forth the idea how despite the generation, background and the education that an Indian woman attains, her fate is to fall back into the century old customs if not more to a small extent. The Thousand Faces of Night is the portrayal of different facets of women suffering different kinds of suffering and depicts the status of women in Indian society. It articulates the problems of women with the help of Indian Mythology. It yokes together the various vicissitudes faced by women of the
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