Thousand Faces Of Night Analysis

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The Thousand Faces of Night, the very little of this novel clearly and also strongly shows with evidence the lives of different female characters where self-abnegation is involved. Commenting on the theme and structure of this novel, vijaysree writes: A remarkable rendering of the collective struggle of women for self-liberation through the author’s play with narrative structures-framing texts within texts, with texts overlapping in curious ways, her carnivalesque accumulation of intertexts ranging from the tales from the Mahabharata to folk stories and her deft interweaving of these with the lives of real women.
In this story of the novel find not only Devi, but her mother Sita also experiencing a spiritual change thoroughly. They are fully aware that a woman is mainly not a wife or a mother but an individual in her own right. Dr.Padmini and S.K. Sudha have rightly observed that:
“In The Thousand Faces of Night GithaHariharan sensitively portrays the condition of Indian women caught between tradition and modernity. She diligently captures their split consciousness as a result of which we find through a set of representative characters, both their submissiveness and their struggle for individuality.”
- (Padmini and S.K. Sudha 126)
GithaHariharan is known for her bold and frank style of writing because her writing deals with issues concerning the modern society. GithaHariharan’s vision encompasses the whole history of woman’s role in cultural labyrinth and edifies the
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