Violence: The Outcome of Aggression in Vijay Tendulkar’s Ghashiram Kotwal

G. Sankar, V. Saravanan, Adaikalam Arunasalam


Indian Literature has captured a special place in the world of literature. It has described many themes including sex, love, power, cruelty, violence etc. Violence plays a major role in almost every novel written by Indian writers in English. The use of power, physical force on other human beings or animals can be considered as violence. Violence in many forms has been used in Indian writing in English plays and drama. It is commonly described by the Indian dramatist Vijay Tendulkar in his plays in a admirable manner. He uses violence as a main tool to describe the mentality of people in his plays. One of his famous play Ghashiram Kotwal is considered as a political satire.Ghashiram, the chief of police in the city, in many places has been attacked on unimportant matters only in the place of primary assumptions. Through this play the dramatist talks about the inborn nature of a man who has violence hidden towards his friends and relatives. Whichever position he acquires, the reality is that there is an urge of violence when situations arise.


Literature; Violence; Indian writing; Physical force

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