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Portrayal of Women in Vijay Tendulkar's Kamla


Ajit T. Gaikwad


Vijay Tendulkar's "Kamla" is a realistic play in which the condition of woman in traditional Indian society is portrayed in a peculiar ways. Kamla, a victim of flesh business and Sarita, wife of Jaisinghh Jadhav, the both female characters feels that they are slaves in their own way. One character is illiterate while the other one is well educated, but both of them gets exploited in the play and cannot rebel against the patriarchal society. The play glimpses over the harsh reality of women in Indian society. The role of women are devalued or underestimated in all walks of life in the male-controlled society. The playwright focuses on the projection of female characters. The play can be seen from feminist's perspective.


Kamala, Female Portrayal, Feminism


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Portrayal of Women in Vijay Tendulkar's Kamla. Ajit T. Gaikwad. 2019. IJIRCT, Volume 4, Issue 6. Pages 103-105.

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