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The Trajectory of a Tragic Hero in Parthasarathy’s Play Aurangzeb

*Poornima.S.Unni

Research Scholar in English

Sree Kerala Varma College,Thrissur. India

Email:  poornimasunni@gmail.com

 

**Dr.K.Usha

Research Supervisor

Dept of English

Sree Kerala Varma College, Thrissur

 

 

 

Abstract

R.Parthasarathy known by his pen name Indira Parthasarathy is a renowned Tamil language writer and playwright. As a modern playwright his works take a glance at the principle concerns of contemporary Indian society. Parthasarathy’s play Aurangzeb (1974) is about the contradictory nature and outlook towards life exhibited by the two sons, Dara Shikoh and Aurangzeb of Emperor Shajahan. The play captures our attention more for Dara as a tragic hero though the title is Aurangzeb. According to Aristotle a tragic hero is doomed when he starts a chain of action in the play that somehow evolves from a fatal flaw in his otherwise noble character. It is of paramount consideration for the tragic hero to belong to a socially high family with a plenty of good characteristics to evoke pity and fear in the viewers of a tragic play. This is true in the case of Dara who dreams of a secular nation based on ideals of truth and spirituality. The present paper attempts to examine the trajectory of Dara as a tragic hero in Parthasarathy’s play Aurangzeb.

Keywords: Tragic hero, Drama with historical characters of Mughal era, Hamartia

journal of english

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