Role Of Women In Hayavadana

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against the traditional position of women in Indian society and they try to find their own way on their own choice. His plays mock the unjust values of the patriarchal society which does not care for the feelings of a woman and considers her a subhuman who exists only to serve him with absolute loyalty. Call it Hayavadana, Nagamandala or The Fire and Rain --- these elements are all there to serve the purpose of the dramatist. Exploitation and oppression of women have become a recognized culture of male chauvinism. So, his plays represent the junction point at which women are characterized as enlightened and emancipated with the power of resistance who struggle to overcome the male dominance. Girish Karnad wants to aware his audiences through how in the name of marriage women are exploited and subjected to all kinds of repressive treatment engineered basically by a patriarchal society. Karnad has undertaken a journey through his plays to take up the challenge to look at the contentious issues of women. His mastery lies in the treatment of politics of difference that underlies the paradigms of gender and caste.
Keywords
Feminism, Gender, Patriarchy, Tradition, Society
Introduction

The ‘feminism’ is a cultural construction of marginality in relation to patriarchal society. Its origin is the fact that in all societies which divide the sexes into different cultural, economic or political spheres, women are always designated in the subordinated position as objects where men

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