Use Of Myth In Shakuntala

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USE OF MYTH IN SHAKUNTALA Submitted by, J. Angelin Christy 11 – M.A English Holy Cross College Trichy - 2 Abstract In Shakuntala, kalidasa used myth as a major tool to enrich the traditional history of India. India is known for its mythical background of religious belief. Here kalidasa has described about the mythical character Shakunthala, who falls in love with the mythical king called Dushyanta, who is considered as the ruler of Puru dynasty. Even their birth, love, marriage, separation and reunion have mythical elements within it. As a result kalidasa has brought out a great mythical love story which depicts the historical and religious values of India. Use of myth in Shakuntala by Kalidasa. Indian English literature refers to the body of work by writers in India, who writes in the English language and whose native or co-native language could be one of the numerous languages of India. Indian writing in English is frequently referred as Indo-Anglian literature. Indian English literature is highly rich with the greatness of historical and religious background of India. The first book written by an Indian in English was by Sake Dean Mahomed in 1793, titled "The Travels of Dean Mahomed." Its early history began with the works of R.K.Narayan, Mulk
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