silence! A tool of subjugation and discrimination in Vijay Tendulkar's Silence! The Court is in Session
G.Vidhya Lakshmi
Hypocrisy, discrimination, psyche, culture and society, oppression.
Vijay Tendulkar plays are not just women centric , it magnifies the injustice and revolt against traditional moral of orthodox society. In this play “Silence! The Court Is In Session” Tendulkar not only projects the traditional silent sufferings of a women but also magnifies the pleading of a modern woman for justice and freedom from social norms. In the play “silence” is a symbol of subjugation and a character of the subalterns. Where as “speech” denotes sublimation and liberation. The rights of women are undermined and harassed physically, mentally and socially. Through the concept of ‘mock trial’ in the play “Silence! The Court Is In Session” Tendulkar depicts how silence is used as a tool of subjugation and discrimination in a male dominated society. The women character undergoes a series of sufferings and tortures as the victims of the hegemonic power -structure
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Unique Paper ID: 153752

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 8

Page(s): 542 - 544
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