ECHOES OF FEMINISM IN MAHESH DATTANI’S TARAJournal: SCHOLARLY RESEARCH JOURNAL FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES (Vol.2, No. 12)
Publication Date: 2014-07-01
Authors : Divya Walia;
Page : 1513-1518
Keywords : Feminism; Literary Criticism; Literary Theory; Mahesh Dattani; Tara;
Over the last three or four decades, the terms, ‘literary theory’ and ‘criticism’ have acquired considerable significance for the study of literature and social sciences. Literary theories can be understood as the principles or tools that can be applied for interpreting a wok of literature. They attempt to trace history and culture in the texts and also their linguistic structure.The feminist theory came to the forefront in its theoretical sense in the U.S. and Western Europe in the 1960s. This theory views distinction between man and woman as the product of culture and thus brings socio cultural set up of the society under the scrutiny of the theorists who question it rather than simply reflect it as a social reality. The play Tara by Mahesh Dattani too offers multiple reading levels when read in the light of feminism. The paper is an attempt to look at this play in the light of feminism for the better understanding of the play and to explore the dormant feminist voices getting subtly reflected thought the plot and the characters of the play.
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