This paper is published in Volume-5, Issue-1, 2019
Area
Indian English Literature
Author
Poumita Paul
Org/Univ
Tripura University, Agartala, Tripura, India
Pub. Date
01 February, 2019
Paper ID
V5I1-1209
Publisher
Keywords
(Re)-mythification, Past, Interdisciplinary, Strenuous, Target readers, Contemporary Indian english literature

Citationsacebook

IEEE
Poumita Paul. (Re)-mythifying the popular: Are some excavations too strenuous for ordinary readers, International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, www.IJARIIT.com.

APA
Poumita Paul (2019). (Re)-mythifying the popular: Are some excavations too strenuous for ordinary readers. International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, 5(1) www.IJARIIT.com.

MLA
Poumita Paul. "(Re)-mythifying the popular: Are some excavations too strenuous for ordinary readers." International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology 5.1 (2019). www.IJARIIT.com.

Abstract

ABSTRACT Over the last decade, rectification and reinterpretation of Historical and Mythological facts had been one of the most popular themes in Indian English Literature. The demystifications portrayed in the works of Ashwin Sanghi, Christopher Doyle and Amish Tripathy were very much successful in indulging the element of mystery and thrill amongst the readers due to their adroit defamiliarization of the familiar tales. To attain such defamiliarization, many authors tend to adopt a number of interdisciplinary methodologies to excavate the alternate interpretations. These calculative discourses from the fields of Geography, Archaeology, Chemistry, Geography or Mathematics form the twists in the tale that leads to the conclusion. But, the problem is that what fraction of the Indian myth-loving culture is subjected to these bodies of knowledge. For example, Ashwin Sanghi’s The Krishna Key has an illustration of the Cartesian equation in an aquatic plain curve to obtain The Swastika symbol. Hence, the theme primarily associated with the cultural aspects, seem to take an applied dimension. Unfortunately, such methodologies of interpretation cannot be perfectly grasped by the Indians belonging to every exposure of the society. It needs sheer knowledge and scholastic prerequisites to fully enjoy the depth of such works. This paper tries to find the gravity and the extent of relatability of such depictions with the common readers of the country, the probable problems and as such, identify the authors’ objectives and the presumable target readers.
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