Gender exploitation, Incest Male domination, Rape Sexual harassment.
Feminist theatre challenges the patriarchal hegemonic cultural discourses of representation and establishes of the perspectives and experiences of women which had been marginalized for ages and ages. The contemporary women playwrights try to redefine traditional way of looking female body and sexuality. The blows on a woman’s body is the main issue that is discussed in Poile Sengupta’s first full length play Mangalam. The violence faced by women characters in this play, is not merely physical, more often mental and emotional. She dramatizes serious social issues such as rape, incest, molestation, gender discrimination, domestic violence and many more into the light. She expresses the plight of rape victim, both in a traditional orthodox family and in a modern urban family. The present paper entitled as “Sexual / Textual Politics in Poile Sengupta’s Mangalam” is a journey through the mind of women characters in the play. This paper discusses the victimization and objectification of female and attempts to revise and re-read the feminine psyche. The paper scrutinizes the textual representation of the female body as the passive recipient of the gender inscriptions with a view to challenge the notorious patriarchal ideology inscribed in it.
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Unique Paper ID: 154066

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 9

Page(s): 633 - 636
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