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Volume 1 Issue 10

March 2015

Psychoanalytic Feminist glance at Girish Karnad’s Hayavadana
Dr. S. Alexander, 
Associate Professor, 
Department of English, 
Government Arts College, 
Karur, Tamil Nadu, India

V.S. Saravanan, 
Assistant Professor, 
Department of English, 
Srinivasan Engineering College, 
Perambalur, Tamil Nadu, India
Abstract
Feminism’s relationship with Psychoanalysis is simple in outline but complex in nuance. The relationship can be said to begin with Kate Millet’s Sexual Politics in 1969, which condemns Freud as a prime source of the patriarchal attitudes against which Feminist’s must fight. The influence of this view within feminism is still very strong, but Freud was defended in a series of important books in subsequent years, notably, Juliet Mitchell’s Psychoanalysis and Feminism in 1974. This paper analyses the female psyche in the play Hayavadana.
Keywords
Phallocentric; Psychoanalytic Feminism; Girish Karnad; Hayavadana.
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