Retelling of The Ramayana in The Voice of Sita- A Epic Revisiting in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s The Forest of Enchantment

  • G Rajkumar Assistant Professor of English, Annai Fathima College of Arts And Science, Thirumangalam, Madurai, India
Keywords: Retelling, Myth Celebration, Cultural Embodiment, Feminine Identity, Interpellation


Epic and Myth has its significance and impact in Indian culture and writing all as the years progressed. The characters and the happenings in the novel have invigorated numerous readers and writers. Reinterpretation /Reevaluation and retelling have arisen in Literature, Re-telling Myth in unique perspective view has become a pattern lately. Drawing out the unseen perspectives of the characters in prewritten text, have impacted numerous in all dialects. The large portion of retelling folklore in current scenario isn’t on men rather on women's Perspective. Most of the stories that rotates around the female characters and their perspective on the happenings. Among numerous Indian writers, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is one who gives voice in the predominant man patriarchal culture/society.

The Forest OF Enchantments by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is about the retelling of our old lofty epic of The Ramayana according to Sita's perspective. This novel brims the Sita who is a celebrated female character from an ancient India to Modern India. In this way, Divakaruni has changed her perspective from conventional depiction of basic and selfless women into Modern day female characters that is looking for their Self Identity in the male patriarchal world.

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