Mahesh Dattani's commitment to humanism in the play 'Do the Needful'

Batra, Jagdish (2020) Mahesh Dattani's commitment to humanism in the play 'Do the Needful'. Journal of the Odisha Association for English Studies, 10 (1). pp. 90-97. ISSN 22495726

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The present study brings to the fore leading Indian playwright Mahesh Dattani’s prioritization of the human element over other identities constructed on the bases of sex, religion, nation, etc. The play ‘Do the Needful’ deals with the twin taboos of gay relationships and inter-religious marriages. The writer deals with a diffident duo aspiring to get married and then circumventing the familial and social objections in an innovative way that would again be not in conformity with the standards of social morality. In this they coin their own morality. Dattani conveys the humanistic message in a truly artistic manner in this play.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Indian English drama | Homosexuality | Indian society | Social taboos | Indian culture | South India
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Arts and Humanities > Literature and Literary Theory
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Cultural Studies
JGU School/Centre: Office of English & Foreign Languages
Depositing User: Mr. Syed Anas
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2022 05:30
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2022 05:30


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