When Kannaki Was Given a Voice

  title={When Kannaki Was Given a Voice},
  author={P. L. Rani},
  journal={Studies in History},
  pages={1 - 20}
  • P. Rani
  • Published 1 February 2011
  • History
  • Studies in History
When ancient stories are retold for a new readership in contemporary times, subtle changes are made that reflect on society. Through the early decades of the twentieth century, the story of Kannaki, the heroine of the epic Silappatikaram, was retold several times in prose and as plays. The Kannaki of the Silappatikaram is vastly different from the Kannaki of the plays. For one, in many of the plays, Kannaki speaks much more than she was allowed to in the epic work by Ilango Adigal. This article… 
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