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Analysis Study Research Paper | English Language and Literature | India | Volume 11 Issue 8, August 2022


Karna the Unsung Hero of Mahabharatha: Through Kavita Kane's Novel Karna's Wife: The Outcaste's Queen

Namitha Narayanan | Geetha R Pai


Abstract: This paper is a study about The Unsung Hero of Mahabharata, Karna, through the novel Karna?s Wife: The Outcaste?s Queen, written by Kavita Kane. Mahabharata is known to be the greatest epic among the holy books. Kane brings a unique perspective to the story of Karna through the eyes of his wife Urvi. Last few years witnessed the outburst of Indian mythical writers who, through their creative writing brought characters into the limelight who were unheard and ignored from the main stream. Kavita Kane a prolific writer, who has authored the book which narrates the poignant tale of the venerable legend, Karna, from the perspective of lesser-known character Uruvi. As the novel is narrated from Uruvi?s point of view, it can be considered as the story of Urvi herself. Thus, the novel is about the legendary hero, who fights against the society that prefers caste over merits, his struggle for acceptance and respect that he deserves as a true warrior and the dilemma of Karna on knowing his real parentage. Thus, Kane?s debut novel introduces Karna in a more refreshing way through the eyes of Uruvi.


Keywords: Retelling, Outcaste, Marginalization, Identity Crisis, Tragic Hero, Ethical dilemma


Edition: Volume 11 Issue 8, August 2022,


Pages: 62 - 64


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Namitha Narayanan, Geetha R Pai, "Karna the Unsung Hero of Mahabharatha: Through Kavita Kane's Novel Karna's Wife: The Outcaste's Queen", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 11 Issue 8, August 2022, pp. 62-64, https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=SR22722231347

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