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Deconstructing Patriarchal Structures in Mahasweta Devi’s “Draupadi” (Published)

Mahasweta has written hundred books to her credit, including novels, plays and collection of stories. She has won the prestigious Jnanpith and Magasasay Awards for literature is concerned with the plight of the tribals living on the fringe. Mahasweta becomes more and more involved with the lives and struggles of the unprivileged tribal women and the atrocities inflicted on them. Draupadi is about the Santhal tribe girl, who is vulnerable to injustice but resist the burnt of social oppression and violence with indomitable will and courage and even try to deconstruct the age old structures of racial and gender discrimination. Draupadi is translated by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. The most interesting part of the story is that Dopdi Mejhen is portrayed as an illiterate, uneducated tribal woman. Yet she leads the politicized life amongst all because she is engaged in an armed struggle for the rights and freedom of the tribal people. This paper presents the modern breaks with tradition and the development of new forms of discourse and harmonious with the women’s cause for the problems that in rejecting the binary structures of patriarchal discourses which are sight of the political, social and ideological forces of racism in our society.

Keywords: Authoritative, Egotism, Molestation, Patriarchal Discouse