This volume brings together recent critical essays on the plays by Mahesh Dattani, the foremost among the dramatists writing in English in contemporary India. The discussions showcase the social contexts and hierarchies which the plays project to enable the silent and the subjugated to speak, the subliminal tensions to become manifest and to emphasize the multiple levels of familial and social interaction. The volume makes for an indispensable companion to any scholar of Indian drama as well as of the vast and varied Indian middle class.
Tutun Mukherjee is Professor of Comparative Literature, and the Joint Professor at the Theatre Department and the Centre for Women’s Studies at the University of Hyderabad, India. Her specialization is Literary Criticism and Theory and her research interests include Translation, Women’s Writing, Theatre and Film Studies. On theatre, some of her publications are: Staging Resistance: Plays by Women in Translation (OUP); Girish Karnad’s Plays: Performance and Critical Perspectives (Pencraft International); “Women’s Theatre” in OUP Encyclopedia of Indian Theatre;
and many articles in national and international journals and books. Her forthcoming book is Cages,, translation of the plays by Mridula Garg.