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This paper is a modest attempt at analyzing Tendulkar’s expose of how power leads to degeneration, corruption, sexuality and violence. The paper further tends to make deep insights into the complex dynamics of power and violence which Tendulkar has depicted very artistically imparting human depths and complexity to the play. Tendulkar’s treatment of  mob psychology on the one hand and his insights into the working of the psyche of a man like Ghashiram, who has, to begin with, no sense of position or power in the everyday social world on the other, is critically examined. The perspective taken up here also upholds the question of violence in its various manifestations as depicted in GhashiramKotwal in a cause and effect manner and how ‘institutionalized power’ causing violence manifests itself in social structures and human relationships.

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