Psychological Agony of Women in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's Select Novels


  • Anu R
  • Dr. P. Deepa


Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni frequently delves into the inner worlds of women, portraying their psychological struggles and victories. She is the author of the novels Mistress of Spices, Queen of Dreams, and The Palace of Illusions. These novels explore the mental anguish that women can experience when they are conflicted about meeting society's expectations and objectives. Tilo, a mysterious woman, struggles with her magical responsibilities, while Draupadi manages her intricate relationships with the Pandava brothers and their difficulties. Rakhi, an artist and the child of a dream interpreter struggles with issues of identity, motherhood, and creative expression. The narratives of Divakaruni shed light on the complex psychological realities of women by highlighting their hardships, desires, and fortitude in the face of adversity. The study provides readers with a peek into the minds of Divakaruni's characters, illuminating the psychological struggles and successes that women might experience in a variety of situations.


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R, A. ., & Deepa, D. P. . (2024). Psychological Agony of Women in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s Select Novels. Migration Letters, 21(3), 186–192. Retrieved from