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Women in Girish Karnad's plays : a critical perspective /

Women in Girish Karnad's plays :  a critical perspective /
DK Number:DK-201479
ISBN: 8180430626
Title: Women in Girish Karnad's plays : a critical perspective /
Author: P.D. Nimsarkar.
Imprint: New Delhi : Creative Books,
Physical Desc.: 289 p. ; 23 cm.
Series Information: (Creative new literature series ; 109)
Year: 2009
Price: USD 24.70
Subject Strings: Women in literature.
  Karnad, Girish Raghunath, 1938---Criticism and interpretation.
  
  
Series: Creative new literatures series
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The volume takes up important plays of the famous playwright, Girish Karnad, for study with a view to examine his perspective and presentation of women in his plays. It discusses the playwrights right from the inception of Indian drama in English with special reference to dramatisaiton of women characters. It deals with the plays Yayati, Tughlaq, Hayavadana, Naga-Mandala, Tale-Danda, The Fire and the Rain, Broken Images and others of Karnad, analysing the individual female characters of the plays. Referring to comments of learned critics, it brings out Karnad’s representation of the mind and behaviour of women, their efforts to fulfil their desires and the crises through which they pass.

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Chapter No.Chapter TitleChapter AuthorPage No.
Introduction11
Explication55
Yayati : Sharmistha, Devayani, chitralekha, Swarnalata and Yayati's Ex-Wife56
Tughlaq : The Step-mother80
Hayavadana : Padmini97
Naga-Mandala : Raniad Kurudavva118
The Fire and the Rain : Vishakha and Nittilai144
Bali : The Sacrifice : The Queen Mother and Queen171
Broken Images : Manjula and Malini195
Tale-Danda : Rambhavati, Lalitamba, Gangabika , Kalyani, Indrayani, Amba, Savitri and Sovideva's Wife210
Critical Appraisal231
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