Mythology In Mythology

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The term mythology, which comes from the Greek word mythos, means to hide the truth and it is the reader’s choice to discover the truth through the story. Probably India is the only country which preserved its ancient culture and civilization through myths. This is not because the cultures of other countries aren’t as rich as ours, but because we have understood the viewpoint behind them. Myths are not just stories, they carry a message. By reading a mythical story we spread the message to others also. Indian mythology surrounding Ram, Krishna or Shiva is very much alive in the Indian mind. They have become a part of our collective consciousness. [1]
As societies and beliefs change, myths also change along with them. By modernizing and localizing myths it remains relevant in the modern times also. They are the building blocks of every culture and are more important than any other kinds of stories because it revolve around the beliefs and activities of a particular culture. Mythical stories are considered as the detailed description of a great incident in the past.
Indian mythological stories are told and retold over generations and generations. As these stories exchanged from one generation to another, it develops its own sub-plots and introduced new characters into it. Retelling of Indian myths introduces new relatable events and perspectives
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Women writers have moved away from their traditional portrayals of enduring, self-sacrificing women toward conflicted and disturbing female characters searching for their identity. In contrast to earlier Indian mythical novels, female characters of the twentieth century retellings assert the identity of their own and defy the restrictions of marriage and motherhood thrust upon them. They are more powerful, more emphatic in their visualization and more articulate and confident in their expression of life than the characters of the past
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