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An Assessment of Mythology in Gita Mehta's A River Sutra

Authors: Govinthasamy, D. (D); Sivakumar, M. V. (M); Anand, J. A. (J);

An Assessment of Mythology in Gita Mehta's A River Sutra

Abstract

This paper attempts to present an assessment of mythology and its significance in human life and Indian culture in Gita Mehta's A River Sutra. It also looks at her utilization of Indian mythology and its symbolic meaning from a sociocultural standpoint. It is a project to investigate her usage of Indian mythology and its symbolic meaning in current culture. She interprets renunciation and self-realization in A River Sutra in a very realistic and practical way. The author's concern for man's eternal desire for existence and survival in modern life is evident in the Narmada story and the narrators of the six stories. She clarifies for misled Westerners and Indians alike that it is the active life of karma, not the passive renunciation, that leads to knowledge and enlightenment. As a result, only action, unselfish activity, may assist man in attaining perfection and excelling in life.

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Indonesia, mythology, renunciation, karma, narmada, history, culture

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