International Journal of English Literature and Culture

International Journal of English Literature and Culture

Vol. 2(11), pp. 271-276, December, 2014

 ISSN: 2360-7831

DOI: 10.14662/IJELC2014.073


Gender-Divide and Feminine Subversion in Manjula Padmanabhan’s Lights Out


Dr. Dashrath Gatt


Asstt. Professor of English, Govt. College, Bhattu Kalan, (Fatehabad) Haryana.

Email: dashrathgatt@gmail.com


Accepted 10 December 2014



The position of woman in this world has become focal point of discourse all across this world and this concern with the plight of woman finds manifestation in different art forms. The play Lights Out by Manjula Padmanabhan, centred round a rape incident, throws many probing questions regarding the forces governing the man-woman relationship and offers answers to these questions in its own way. The present paper is an attempt to analyze the man-woman relationship from the view point of a gender-identity and constant power struggle between the two important entities of society—man and woman where the former maneuvers to make the latter subservience to himself. The cultural, social inheritance of dominance by man across the time line offers him exclusive authority to silence any voice from woman that asserts or protests against him, and this results in disintegration or subversion of woman.

Key words: Manjula Padmanabhan, Lights Out, disintegration, patriarchal, subservient


Cite This Article As: Gatt D (2014). Gender-Divide and Feminine Subversion in Manjula Padmanabhan’s Lights Out. Inter. J. Eng. Lit. Cult. 2(11): 271-276




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