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Subjugation of Women in Girish Karnad's Naga-Mandala

Bisnu Charan Mahato

AbstractOne of the Prominent playwright Girish Karnad in most of his plays, meticulously presents the ordeal of a typical Indian female, dominated and exploited by the patriarchal society while the spirit of the caged women strives for liberation from the chains of inequality, superstition, myth, and tradition. In his play ‘Nagamandala’ (In Sankritwhich means a sacred aura related to or made by naga).Karnad has dealt with gender concern in his plays while exposing and criticizing the male chauvinism prevalent in a patriarchal society. The author uses myths and folks in his plays to eradicate socio-cultural evils. The playwright Karnad accentuated problems of and treatment to a woman in contemporary biased patriarchal social order in his plays and exposes the prevalent double standard towards women in a patriarchal society.


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