Summary Of Vijay Tenduular's 'Kayadaan'

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VIJAY TENDULKAR’S ‘KANYADAAN’: A PLAY OF MODERN INDIAN REALITY LIFE/VIJAY TENDULKAR’S ‘KANYADAAN’ IS A PLAY OF DALIT CONSCIOUSNESS/ VIJAY TENDULKAR’S ‘KANYADAAN’ IS A CASTE-Oriented Play Abstract:Vijay Tendulkar is an icon of the avant-garde Indian Theatrical Movement of Modern era. His play “Kanyadaan” depicts the problem of untouchability in the Indian society and the Violence and Disillusionment of the Indian modern youth. It is a two-act five-scene play written tightly with only seven characters. It also deals with extremely sensitive social and political issues, namely the conflict between upper caste and Dalits and also between men and women. Keywords: Avant-garde, Brahmin, controversial, Dalit, disillusionment, patriarchy, spectators, untouchability and violence. ____________________________________________________________ Introduction:A leading playwright, Vijay Tendulkar (1928-2008) is India’s most…show more content…
It is the first play to be staged after ‘Ghasiram Kotwal’ (1972) and, also, as it happens, the last major play of Tendulkar to be staged. It is the play for which Vijay Tendulkar was awarded the Saraswathi Samman but the same play he was criticised and faced the anger of the audience in the form of chappal throwing when it was staged in Marathi. The spectacles considered it as an anti-Dalit play and could not find the main purpose of the play wright and so, while receiving the award Tendulkar says, “As its creator, I respect both verdicts. I don’ttake sides”. So ‘Kanyadaan’ is the most controversial play of Vijay Tendulkar. It deals with the extremely sensitive social and political issues namely the conflict between upper caste (savarna) and Dalits and also between men and women. The play is divided into a two-act five scene play. Act I has two scenes, and Act II has three Scenes comparatively speaking. It is tightly written with only seven
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