Journal of English Literature and Culture
International Journal of English Literature and Culture
Vol. 3(2), pp. 23-26, February, 2015
Where there’s a Will - An Exorcism of the Patriarchal Code
Roomiya Manzoor1, Mohsin Manzoor1, Burhan M. Padder2, Meenaza Manzoor1 and Vinita Singh Choudhary1
1Barkatullah University Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh India 462026.
2University of Kashmir, Hazratbal Srinagar Jammu and Kashmir, India 190006.
Accepted 23 January 2015
Mahesh Dattani is the pioneering playwrights
of Indian English Literature. He is born on August 7, 1958 in city of
Bangalore. Dattani is internationally acclaimed as the most outstanding
playwright of recent times. He is the first Indian dramatist to be
awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award for his contribution to Indian English
Literature. He is one of the few dramatists who write their plays
orginally in English. His plays are dramatic reflections on the concerns
and constriants of the commoners. He writes about the society and
surroundings in which he lives. In this way his dramatic art is the
faithful and authentic expression of his first hand experience and
knowledge of socio-cultural environment. Mahesh Dattani is considered as
a 'change element' in the contemporary framework of Indian English
theatre. So, it is improper to call him sequel to anybody or consider
him component of a continuum- the ongoing journey of Indian theatre.
Dattani dramatizes the social realism in a very comical and satirical
way. It is replete with laughter and mirth. The tone of sarcasm and
humour runs throughout his play. Dattani's creative genius handles
sobriety and humour successfully side by side. The familial interaction
is often comical and satirical. Dattani made this play both funny and
philosophical. He mingles them in a very innovative and meaningful way.
Cite This Article As: Manzoor R, Manzoor M, Padder BM, Manzoor M, Vinita SC (2015). Where there’s a Will - An Exorcism of the Patriarchal Code. Inter. J. Eng. Lit. Cult. 3(2): 23-26