In his three plays Yayati, Hayavadana and Naga-Mandala Karnad has made a subtle blending of the gender and culture to portray the identity of the individual. This can be analyzed and understood by critiquing the ‘Other’ discourse of which the individual becomes an indispensable part. In my paper I focus on the representation of gender and culture in relation to the existence of the individual in these three plays of Girish Karnad. My paper also highlights the individual’s existence that is modified by the gender and culture constructs that can be better understood by deconstructing the class narratives and critiquing the ‘Other’ discourse of which the individual becomes an indispensable part.
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