DR. (MRS) ABHA PANDEY MEGHA MISHRA 1P a g e MYTH CONSCIOUSNESS IN SHASHI DESHPANDE'S 'THE DAY OF THE GOLDEN DEER' MEGHA MISHRA

Research Scholar, Rani Durgavati
unpublished
University Jabalpur (MP) INDIA Storytelling is common in Indian culture. Story tellers have realized the need of a 'good story' since the beginning of civilization. The stories include myths, legends and folklore. A myth is a story based on tradition or legend, which has a deep symbolic meaning. A Myth conveys truth, rather than necessarily recording a true event. Girish Karnad, Sudhin Ghose, Balachandra Rajan, Salman Rushdie, Khushwant Singh, have written stories with myths incorporated in
more » ... . They have used myths in their works for different purposes. Some writers like Girish Karnad have used myths to redefine the concept of religion. while some have focused on nature myths. Shashi Deshpande is a literary voice who has redefined the traditional role of women with the help of myths.
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