Journal article Open Access
Miss. Priyanka Sureshkumar Vaishnav
Adaptation can be seen as an interaction between a ‘cinematic text’ and a well-constructed ‘original text’. Adaptation of literary text is significant as it helps revisit the written form and reaches wider audience. In reworking of the text, the dialogues are revised and reframed with an altered script while the narrative becomes consistent. Cinematic adaptations have proved to be an effective media of transporting meaning across cultures as they assist in reliving the text, making it a more inclusive enquiry. Likewise, the present paper is a comparative study of Deepa Mehta’s Water (2005) and Bapsi Sidhwa's novel and focuses upon the experiences and challenges faced by widow in an Indian society. Deviating from the stereotypical connotations and patriarchal inhibitions, it emphasizes upon the desires of widows as an individual adding new facet to the time-tested aura.