Topic: Eklavya as a marginalized
Name: Vaishali H Jasoliya
Class: M.A. Sem-1
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Paper No: 4 The Neo-Classical Literature
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Submitted To: Department of English
M.K. Bhavnagar University
T.P.Kailasam is remembered as the father of
modern Kannada drama, the man of genius
whose plays revolutionized the Kannada stage.
Kailasam focused tradition on contemporary
T.P.Kailasam tried to bring into limelight
marginalized character such as Eklavya.
Eklavya indicates the attitude of contempt of
lower class or Bhal community .
Eklavya was the son of Hiranyadhanus, king of
Eklavya wants to learn archery to save animals
but because of his lower class he suffers a lot.
•In the play , The Purpose T.P.kailasam
describes the class conflict .
•Eklavya belongs to lower class and Arjuna
belongs to high class.
•Being a high society , T.P.Kailasam describes
the character of Arjuna as self-centered with
• Where as Eklavya as protrayed as humble
and kind who has impersonal purpose to
Because of his caste and creed , he can’t
get the equal right of getting education.
Because of Guru’s unjust he can’t get
the position which he has capacity to get.
That describes the class division by
authorized person .
Comparison between the
Mahabharata & The Purpose
In the Mahabharata we find the character of
Arjuna in lime light. Where as in Purpose
Eklavya is main hero . In Mahabharata
only describes the story of the character but
can’t concern with him what happen next to
The Mahabharata describes that, Eklavya
made a clay image of Drona and began to
worship it respectfully and practicing
weapon in front of the image.
“ Thou hadst lovingly told
me,……….., that no pupil of thine
should be equal to me. Why then
is there a pupil of thine, mighty
son of the Nishadas king,
superior to me? “
Thus, here in the play of
highlight the character of
Eklavya than the character