International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 9, Issue 11 (2022)

Gender identity and gender discrimination in Mahesh Dattani’s plays


Kirti Soni

One of the most prominent modern Indian English playwrights, Mahesh Dattani, always deals with the complicated dynamics of the modern urban Indian family. Several of his plays deal with diverse issues like gender discrimination, homo sexuality, communalism and child sexual abuse. Dattani is one of the play wrights who challenged the construction of India and Indian society as they have been presented in the modern English theatre. The present paper is a humble endeavor to study the gender identity and gender discrimination, and how the male presence and power practice over the female in an Indian family perpetuate this discrimination. His plays deal with humiliation and deprivation, emotional instability and insecurity, threatened identity and discrimination and manipulation and abuse. Dattani in his plays tell the harsh truth about Indian social setup and he is never reluctant to acknowledge any hidden scandal of his characters.
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Kirti Soni. Gender identity and gender discrimination in Mahesh Dattani’s plays. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 9, Issue 11, 2022, Pages 40-42