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  • Hindu Temple Experience

    Religion has always played a prominent part in ancient cultures, and this is all the more so in India. The temples have played a central role in the fostering of the Hindu religion. The Hindu temple is not just a congregational structure or prayer hall. It is the House of God and the image inside is the soul. The temple that I went to was located in Ashland, MA and it was called Sri Lakshmi. From the outside the temple look really big and the color of the building is white, and they are a lot of trees surround the temple (include a picture at the end). First thing before we can step inside the temple is we have to take off our shoe and wash our feet, they provide us we a small pool in the front gate. The first thing I see went I step inside the temple was Agamas and Upanishads making several references to the correspondence of the structure of the temple. The room is really open, big just like we can see from the outside. They are seven gods’ statue place alongside the well and one that place in the middle of the front gate. The whole room is filled with smoke because use a lot of incense. Before I go beyond and explain my experience, I have to clarify why I choose to go to the Hindu temple. The whole thing starts when my grandfather came to visit, he likes to explore and see everything as much as possible in that three weeks. So I suggested that we’ve should go see the Hindu temple because it’s not too far from where we live. You ask, I do make this suggested, it because my…

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  • Devi: The Gods In Indian Mythology

    In Indian mythology, all the demons gained one favor from a god. In the story “Devi”, a troublesome demon named Mahisha asked the favor that only the way he could be defeated is only by a powerful celestial woman strong enough to defeat him he was invincible from the god Brahma was, thought. After their failed attempt the gods realized they could not defeat Mahisha and they retreated back to their own worlds. The three supreme gods also known as “The Trinity” Brahma, Shiva, and Vishnu decided to…

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  • Gender Performativity: Reading Mahasweta Devi

    Gender Performativity: Reading Mahasweta Devi?s Draupadi and Luisa Valenzuela?s Other Weapons In this paper I propose to read and discuss two short stories, Luisa Valenzuela?s Other Weapons and Mahasweta Devi?s Draupadi under a comparative spectrum. This apparent unlikely comparison from two distinct social, political, linguistic and cultural paradigms, as diverse as Latin America (Cuba?) and Bengal, is the result of my curious attempt to decipher Laura and Dopdi on the lines of Judith…

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  • Rape Victims In Mahasweta Devi's Draupadi

    Mahasweta Devi comments on the rape culture existent in India "It is very unfortunate. People should raise their voice and there should be protests from all sections of the society". In ‘Draupadi’ by Mahasweta Devi, the rape of women is the theme. In Devi’s “Draupadi,” a tribal rebel is raped by authorities of the state. The government uses all forces available to them to eliminate the existence of tribals. She is strong even after days of sexual assault. In “Draupadi,” the unveiling of clothes…

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  • The Hunt By Mahasweta Analysis

    concernment for the marginalized state of women in ‘independent’ India is also true. Although in theories and papers there are continuous advocacy for the freedom and equal rights of women with men, it cannot at all be denied that the scenario has not changed much for women in India, at least for the adivasi women. Actually, through her presentation of the aforementioned twin domination, Mahasweta Devi argues and advocates for a kind of sustainable development that will be, to quote a very…

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  • Issues In Rassundari Devi's 'Me Rasheed Jahan'

    1. Many issues were raised in both, Rassundari Devi’s autobiography and Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain’s story. In Devi autobiography the matter that was discussed was regarding women not being able to read or write. In olden times, women were prohibited to read or write and to receive any kind of education. It was said that if women were to receive any kind of education then they will match up to the men, which then was strictly wrong and prohibited against. Women were always below men before marriage…

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  • Female Characters In Githa Hariharan's The Thousand Faces Of The Night

    The plight and predicament of woman have been presented in the novel by the novelist after a minute observation of the inner psyche of self-sacrificing Mayamma, assertive Sita and rebellious Devi. By and large, all of them are found themselves trapped in the web designed for the woman by centuries of social conditioning. The novelist sensitively portrays the condition of Indian woman caught between tradition and modernity. Devi, the protagonist around whom all the characters whether male or…

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  • Themes In The Thousand Faces Of Night By Githa Hariharan

    It is a fiction narrative of the Indian woman’s predicament in an orthodox milieu which enforces restrictive codes of conduct and behaviour on married women. When Devi returns to Madras after her two0year study in an American university, she gets implicated in the conservative ways of a traditional family, the love of Sita, a doting mother, an insipid marriage with Mahesh, an unsuitable lover who offers a brief escape. Her mother arranges a series of meetings with prospective bridegrooms.…

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  • Role Of Women In The Thousand Faces Of Night By Githa Hariharan

    novel discusses the life of Indian women in general in background of tradition. Though these characters are victims, they try to overcome their trials and problems very silently. Sita, protagonist’s mother has revived her capabilities as a violin player. We assume that Devi will also find herself by going back to her roots. Gautam Sharma says that The Thousand Faces of Night is the story of Devi’s quest for self-image. She failed to define her within the frame work of the male oriented…

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  • Film Analysis Essay

    Devi- The re-incarnation. In the late nineteenth century, Provatkumar Mukhopadhyay had written a short story based on a 16 year old girl who was considered as an incarnation of Devi (Goddess) by her religious father-in-law. The short story first published in the year 1899 appealed to Satyajit Ray which he thought could be made into a film with interesting character interconnections and the idea of a period film highly intrigued him. Umaprasad’s father Kalikinkar (Chhabi Biswas) was an ardent…

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