Summary Of Myth, By Chira Banerjee Divakaruni's Myths

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Unity in diversity’ is the motto of our nation. India is a diversified country with many languages with many cultures and the people also different from one state to another. India’s is called as ‘Hindustan’ as it was full of Hindus once upon a time. Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni employs myth in her novels to show the people how culture, tradition, religion and ecology play an important role in the lives of man. Myths are the stories that are based on tradition, culture and religion. They are not mere stories and they serve a more profound purpose in ancient and modern cultures. They are as relevant to humans today as they were to the ancients. They answer the timeless questions and serve as a compass to each generation. It directs the humans …show more content…
They are nothing to do with the practicality of life; this is the thinking of many people. Whether cultural, traditional aspects have values in the lives of man or them merely customs which are followed for so many years? Many doubts have risen due to the modernization. Divakaruni gives answers for all those questions via her novels. They are undoubtedly the wonderful teachers of culture, tradition, religion ecology and human values. They instruct the people from the experience of the other people’s lives. They are not merely stories of the past to get fame. They are the creative works of art by Divakaruni to her community and the people who suffer like her. The contemporary world has many unanswerable questions, which can be answered with the help of myth. The people who live in abroad have to face many issues like different culture and tradition, life style and so on. The women are the protectors and transformers of culture and tradition from the past to future, as immigrants they face many issues than man. Divakaruni deals with women characters of all age, who live in abroad and happen to visit India. They are caught between two opposing worlds. These women bind the two different worlds with the help of myths in her …show more content…
Tilo is the mistress of spices, who leads her life all alone in the Spice Store at Oakland, California with her supernatural power of foreseeing the future of others. She solves the problems of the immigrants who are her own people of different religion and community. She sacrifices all her wishes, her life, and herself for the sake of others. The first woman who instructs her and guides her in all way, teach Tilo to do these prayers and healing the people with the help of spices. What are the problems faced by the immigrants in the beginning? How do they lead their life in an alien land? How do they face the racial, cultural and traditional discrimination there without any support? How do the women survive there in the opposite culture? Their way of living, the problems of relationship and self-identity are some of the problems of the immigrants who are migrated to there for many

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