International Journal of English Research

International Journal of English Research


International Journal of English Research
International Journal of English Research
Vol. 3, Issue 4 (2017)

Gender bias in Mahesh Dattani’s play Tara


Suchismita Bhattacharya, Dr. P Suresh

Mahesh Dattani is one of the eminent Indian English playwrights who mainly deals with the contemporary Indian society. His plays speak about the dynamics of the modern urban family. Most of his plays deal with the issues like gender discrimination, homo sexuality, child sexual abuse, communalism, problems of the transgender. Dattani holds a very distinct place in the realm of Indian drama in English. He has presented the problems of an urban life in India in a significant manner in his plays. He has a striking artistic perception that makes him different from other playwrights. His plays can easily touch the minds and the hearts of the people. Dattani’s plays have a universal appeal, because the themes of his plays are contemporary and moreover his plays can be staged anywhere in the world, as he has made use of the stage in a very naturalistic way. He is the first Indian playwright who has been awarded with the Sahitya Akademi Award.
This paper is an attempt to study the gender discrimination in a society, the injustice based on the term of gender and the preference of a male child over a female child in a family, precisely in an Indian family. The play also deals with the physical and emotional separation of two conjoined twins.
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Suchismita Bhattacharya, Dr. P Suresh. Gender bias in Mahesh Dattani’s play Tara. International Journal of English Research, Volume 3, Issue 4, 2017, Pages 60-61
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