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JaishreeMisra's semi-autobiographical work Ancient Promises narrates the trajectories in the life of the protagonist Janaki allies Janu. The novel is about a young girl's painful journey to self-discovery and freedom. It also raises some very important questions regarding the view of society towards womanhood and disability, as in a country like India both are viewed as the "other". Janu undergoes constant struggle in her life as an affectionate and submissive daughter, an empathetic but guilty lover, a restless and depressed wife, a helpless and desolate mother and so on. The story of Janaki is obvioualy a message to the present-day society. This paper examines quest motif of the central character.

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Aiswariya G. (2019). A Displaced Person’s Quest for Discovering the Self in Jaishree Misra’s Ancient Promises. History Research Journal, 5(6), 340-347. Retrieved from