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Mythic Reverie and Memory Trails: Unveiling the Layers in K.R. Meera's Hangwoman

Author(s) Akshara Dinesh, Sudha. S, Philips.E. Rubin
Country India
Abstract In Hangwoman, K.R Meera integrates the narrative of Chetna Grddha Mullick, the first female executioner in Indian history is revealed through the blending of myth and memory. The novelist explores the intricacies of identity, power, and the human mind against the backdrop of a culture rooted in patriarchal customs. Chetna struggles with her own sense of self and purpose as she makes her way through her turbulent journey, plagued by her past and obligations. Meera expertly creates a novel that transcends time and place through vivid female characters that are unrelated to each other. This allows the readers to reflect on the complexities of human experience and the lasting effects of history. "Hangwoman" interweaves strands of the past and present to shed light on myth and memory in a captivating way. The Indian communities have focused on preserving their traditions and customs and the same is reflected in the work of Meera. The paper sheds light on how the beliefs, traditions and myths of executioners is preserved and as each generation passes by, they ensure to share this gathered information to the next as a gesture to extend the hand of the elders in the growth of the present and future generations.
Keywords Myth, Memory, Death, Chetna, Thakuma, Belief
Field Arts
Published In Volume 6, Issue 2, March-April 2024
Published On 2024-03-28
Cite This Mythic Reverie and Memory Trails: Unveiling the Layers in K.R. Meera's Hangwoman - Akshara Dinesh, Sudha. S, Philips.E. Rubin - IJFMR Volume 6, Issue 2, March-April 2024. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i02.14261
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