DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH AND FOREIGN LANGUAGES
MAHARSHI DAYANAND UNIVERSITY
DR. ANJU MEHRA
ASSISTANT PROF. DEPARTMENT OF
ENGLISH & FOREIGN LANGUAGES
Girish Karnad’s play, Naga-Mandala, abounds in the elements of myth. The aim of the present paper is to find out how far female sexuality has been exploited by the dramatist to portray the socio-cultural problems and the evils of the society. Although the ending of the play is not within the orthodoxy of Hindu philosophy, it can be seen in the cultural context of Indian woman of today who seeks to fulfill her needs and aspirations. When analyzing the male and female sexuality, male sexuality is naturally given importance in a patriarchy. In the general patriarchal framing of sexuality, male sexuality has been dominant over female sexuality. It is here that Girish Karnad gives chance to his female character to express herself.