Vol. 4 No. S-29 (2022): Volume 4, Issue S-28, Year 2022

Psychological Thought in Rajamkrishnan's Novel Kurinji Thaen

Lakshmi A
Department of Tamil, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore-641043, Tamil Nadu, India

Published 2022-12-05


  • Kurinji Thaen,
  • Rajamkrishnan,
  • Psychological Concept,
  • Influence,
  • Personality

How to Cite

A, L. (2022). Psychological Thought in Rajamkrishnan’s Novel Kurinji Thaen. International Research Journal of Tamil, 4(S-29), 59-63. https://doi.org/10.34256/irjt224s-222911

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In the novel Kurinji Thaen, Paru, Jogi, Rangan, Girijai and Krishnan are acquaintances of each other from childhood, but at the age of marriage, the psychological concept of Oedipus lust emerges. Paru and Krishna fall in love first. Then Rangan comes to know about it and destroys Paru's dream thinking that he is taking revenge on Krishna. Krishna and Paru seek to unite with each other through mental unity. But Rangan separates them under the influence of his unconscious mind. Rangan, who does not like Krishna's influence and personality, marries Paru to control him, and Paru also marries Rangan out of necessity. But she was thinking of Krishna in her mind so she could not engage in a proper domestic life with Rangan. Rangan turns out to be the same and stays away from Parur. Rangan also leaves Paru and starts living with another woman. It is this love triangle that faces many struggles and manifests itself as Oedipus' lust. Paru's younger sister Krijai dies soon after Nanjan born. So Paru brings up Nanjan. Freud says that Paru's great affection for Nanjan is the secondary response myth of the mother-self relationship, which Freud has pointed out as Oedipus' lust in consciousness. This article is to explain this concept in detail.


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