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The ramification of Shakespeare's hamlet as Karmayogi: Reflecting the cultural traces of post-colonial Kerala
K.S. Shahanaaz Kowsar,
Published in Innovare Academics Sciences Pvt. Ltd
Volume: 7
Issue: 5
Pages: 221 - 228
Even in the contemporary era, William Shakespeare’s plays stand unshaken because of the universal truth of humanity that is contained in them. This quality of humanity along with adaptability and flexibility of Shakespearean plays makes them friendlier to be transformed into any genre. His plays have thus been widely adapted, interpreted and appropriated as movies the world over. The current research article tries to analyze how the tragic play Hamlet has been re-contextualized in the Indian (Malayalam) film, Karmayogi, to suit the Post-colonial Indian backdrop. The research article also explores the projection of the Orient exotic culture as far more superior to that of its Occidental counterpart. To highlight this cultural superiority of Orient over the Occident, the film has been enriched with local exotic traditions of Kelipathram and Poorakkali of Kerala. Simultaneously, the article also portrays the alterity between the scenes of original, Occidental metanarrative Hamlet and the exotic, Orient Karmayogi. © 2019 by Advance Scientific Research.
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JournalJournal of Critical Reviews
PublisherInnovare Academics Sciences Pvt. Ltd