Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2016)
Foucauldian exploration of K Ajitha’s autobiography
Author(s): Nasif M
Abstract: Prison is not a place of confinement alone. It was indeed the birth place of many renowned works of literature. The paper is an attempt on my part to analyze K. Ajitha’s Ormakkurippukal on the basis of Michael Foucault’s Discipline and Punish: The Birth of The Prison. I have tried to bring to light how well the work reflects the idea of prison developed by Foucault. The paper also explores Ajitha’s own experiences as presented in her autobiographical work Ormakkurippukal, keeping Foucault’s ideas in view. It explores how the people in power execute their rules and norms upon the ordinary. The work portrays the real humiliations of prison life, making the prisoners inhuman creatures.