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Title: Women and Protest a Study of Select Plays of Mahasweta Devi Manjula Padmanabhan and Dina Mehta
Researcher: Warwantkar Anita Madhavrao
Guide(s): Mane D. R.
Keywords: Women and protest
University: Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University
Completed Date: 23/11/2017
Abstract: The present research work is an attempt to study the protest in Mahasweta Devi, Manjula Padmanabhan and Dina Mehta s select plays. Indian English women playwrights have been rarely figured in Indian theatre. Women s presence in theatre largely ignored by the male theatre tradition. Indian English women plays are unexplored due to the masculine supremacy. Obviously, their plays are not equally focused as compared to the males. Her voice is suppressed under the existence of patriarchal system. Her perceptions, views are kept aside. She becomes a mute spectator due to the gender discrimination. This prolonged discrimination results in the form of Theatre of protest which is skillfully utilized by the Indian English women playwrights. Inequality, that sharpens the blade of protest in the plays of Mahasweta Devi, Manjula Padmanabhan and Dina Mehta, has not been given a way out in earlier research work. Their contribution has illuminated the female theatre tradition remarkably in Indian Theatre. But it was not properly studied and brought up to the public convenience. newlineThis study reveals the different aspects of women s protest and their perspectives regarding Indian womanhood. Though protest is a primary activity, it appears to be more significant and multi-dimensional in the women writer s work. Protest is not just a disapproval of something but it is an effective tool to mobilize the society. It reveals the anger, agitation and frustration of women in male dominated society. It also uncovered the patriarchal subjugation as well as violence against women in the androcentric society. These protest plays create an awareness regarding social issues, feminine self and violence against women for positive change. Protest is used for individual rights as well newlineVII newlineas prolonged liberation in patriarchal society. It has been used very skillfully with utmost care. This research work emphasizes the world of women in an authentic manner. The chapters have been done according to the main idea of protest in select plays of Mahaswe
Pagination: 308p
Appears in Departments:School of Languages & Literature

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