In her novel When Dreams Travel (1999), contemporary Indian author Githa Hariharan offers a narrative of interlinking, permutating, and self-breeding tales that imagine the afterlife of Shahrzad’s storytelling. This article explores the ways in which the novel’s parallel processes of mirroring, traveling, and storytelling/-seeking manipulate, reclaim, and repoliticize The Arabian Nights to recuperate women’s voices. It argues that the novel’s awareness of, and even complicity with, older narratives becomes subversive of pure notions of cultural and storytelling origin and lineage.
Parashkevova, Vassilena. "When Dreams Travel: Mirrors, Frames, and Storyseekers in Githa Hariharan’s Retelling of The Arabian Nights." Marvels & Tales 24.1 (2010). Web. <http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/marvels/vol24/iss1/5>.