Publication Type : Journal Article
Publisher : International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering
Source : International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering (IJITEE), Volume 8, Issue 7c (2019)
Campus : Kochi
School : School of Arts and Sciences
Department : English
Year : 2019
Abstract : currently movies are the most effective and influential form of art. It has an immense role in the building and re-building of cultural codes. And also has an effective role in moulding the mass psyche. Society reflects in movies and in turn movies influence society. So the movies have a bidirectional influence in our society. The portrayal of devadasis in movies shows the easy subjugation of women and the multiple ways in which they are marginalized by the society.The identity of devadasis got negatively transformed when they were forced to enter into prostitution. It is apparent that the subaltern woman who has no choices in her life has to act under the principles of patriarchy and thereby denounces her femininity.The present paper identifies the different elements of subjugation of devadasis in the light of feminist theory. Andit also identifies the journey of their battle through the selected movies,Vaisali(1988), Devdas(2002), and Pranali-The Tradition (2008). © 2019, Blue Eyes Intelligence Engineering and Sciences Publication. All rights reserved.
Cite this Research Publication : K. Das T. and P. P. Vijayalakshmi, “The Evolving Semantics of Devadasi: An Analysis of the Struggle and Resistance of Devadasis in the Light of Selected Movies”, International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering (IJITEE), vol. 8, no. 7c, 2019.