Vol. 5, Issue 5 (2019)
The virtue of unstinting patience: A comparative analysis the female protagonists in Kalidasa’s Sakunthalam and Ramayana
Author(s): Dr. MK Sheeba
Abstract: Shakuntalam and the Ramayana the two works seem to be similar in extent that they have focused on the role of a woman in the ancient society. The real comparison begins after the banishment of Sita and the public disowning of shakuntala. The pang of love which the hero of both the plays feels at the separation of their respective queen is a matter common to two plays. The present paper will try to shed some light on the various social values i.e., emotions, behaviour, attitude, feelings and experiences, mental states, the degree of patience, the quality of forgiveness, reaction to social situations, modesty and decency etc. of Women in Shakuntalam and the Ramayana.