Women’s suffering in Vijay Tendulkar’s silence: The court is in session
Dr. Ashok P Khairnar, Dinesh B Deore
In the patriarchal system of the society, women are treated inferior to men. There are many social institutes in the patriarchy that work against women and force them to be in the second position. Institutes such as court, education, language, and marriage create conducive atmosphere for men to exploit women. The patriarchal ideology set in such a way that generates power in men and simultaneously makes women weak. There is a long history that shows women’s suffering in the male oriented society. Injustice is done to them. A number of ways are there that voice the oppressed women. Of these, literature is one. Many writers have depicted the women’s suffering in their literary works. Vijay Tendulkar, a renowned Marathi playwright, focuses on woman’s shrill voice in his plays. His Silence! The Court is in Session, is one of the masterpieces of his writing that focuses on the brutal practices of patriarchy. It describes the women’s exploitation. This research paper is an attempt to focus on the commonly accepted modes of patriarchal system that work against women.