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Volume 3 Issue 8

December 2017

Psychoanalytic Feminist Glance at Girish Karnad’s Nagamandala
Mr. V.S. Saravanan, 
Assistant Professor, 
Department of English, 
Cheran College of Engineering, 
Karur, Tamil Nadu, India

Dr. S. Alexander, 
Associate Professor and Head, 
Department of English, 
Government Arts College, 
Karur, Tamil Nadu, India
Girish Karnad is an existentialist dramatist. He concerns himself with the problems of existence of self, search of identity and the problems of isolation and frustration. Existentialism implies the quest of the individual for the assertion of self despite his limitations and failures. In the play Nagamandala, Rani is the only daughter to her parents. She is the victim of child marriage. From the time of her marriage until she reached her womanhood, she was under the care of her parents and she abided by the rules of the patriarchal society. Her father’s voice was the voice of an authoritarian. When she was brought to her husband’s home, she leads a solitary life locked behind the doors by her husband. She is left perplexed and is left without any contact with the outside world. This paper analyses the female psyche in the play Nagamandala.
Patriarchal Society; Psyche; Girish Karnad; Nagamandala.
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