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Volume 1 Issue 2

July 2014

Suppressed Women and New Women in Mahesh Dattani’s Plays
S. Jagadishwari, 
Researcher, 
Faculty of English & Foreign Languages, 
Gandhigram Rural Institute-Deemed University, 
Gandhigram, Tamil Nadu, India

Dr. G. Baskaran, 
Associate Professor, 
Faculty of English & Foreign Languages, 
Gandhigram Rural Institute-Deemed University, 
Gandhigram, Tamil Nadu, India
Abstract
"Though motherhood is the experience of women, the institution of motherhood is under male control and the physical situation of becoming a mother is disciplined by males. This glorious motherhood imposed on women conditions her entire life" (Rich 45). Generally womanhood is crowned in two ways that is as motherhood and wife-hood but men look at this crown not as a boon but as a curse. Mostly women are the suffers in the hands of custom which says that women are inferior to men or subordinate to men in terms of father, brother, husband and son. Women are treated as pawns in the hands of men and they consider women to be an inanimate object and name the object as subordinate. Women express their sufferings and feelings through their mourning that could not be heard by others. Sufferings of women are almost similar in all literature. They are categorized as subordinate, submissive, inferior, lesser, lower and minor to the authority.
Keywords
Mahesh Dattani, Suppressed Women, New Women.
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