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Feminist Retelling of Ramayana: A study of Sara Josephs selected works

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : Research Essence

Source : Research Essence, Volume 2, Issue 2, p.65-71 (2014)

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Keywords : Feminist, Ramayana, Sara Josephs

Campus : Amritapuri

School : School of Arts and Sciences

Department : English

Year : 2014

Abstract : This paper focuses on the attempt of reconstructing Rama as a common man and crumbling his iconic figure in Sara Joseph's writings. Rama through out India is regarded as God himself, an avatar of Lord Vishnu. Many versions of Ramayana portrays him as God, while some other versions sees him as the most noble man in the world. But Sara Joseph's writings give voice to the other marginalised characters in Ramayana. The words of these marginalised characters brings to light how the alteration of Dharma and Adharma takes place when the women characters who were deprived of justice start composing their own epics. Through her retellings Sara Joseph has succeeded in bringing out most of the injustices that predominated in the patriarchal society. In short Valmiki' s icon of Dharma is thus constructed as the performer of Adharma.

Cite this Research Publication : S. M. Chandran, “Feminist Retelling of Ramayana: A study of Sara Josephs selected works”, Research Essence, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 65-71, 2014.

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