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The chief concern of this paper is to inquire how disability is represented in Sugandhi Enna Andal Devanayaki of T. D. Ramakrishnan and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, under her penname Currer Bell. In both the novels, the chief characters undergo accidental disability. And the novels are narrated in the perspective of Peter Jeeevanandam and Jane. Both their loved ones are physically permanently met with human accidents. So from different point of views, the reunion of the lovers and their hard journey of lives are well portrayed through the writers. Sugandhi Enna Andal Devanayaki, a Malayalam work on Sri Lankan Civil war and Jane Eyre, a Victorian romantic work are well acknowledged in the global arena. Sugandhi, Andal Devanayaki, Bertha and Rochester, who plays a key role in the fictions attracts the readers. They are depicted with physical or mental disability in the fiction. This paper intends to create a deeper understanding of the representation of disability in literature comparing the fictions of two different ages with the political representation of two continents.

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