Dr. Bhumika Agrawal
Priyadarshini Institute of Engineering and Technology,Nagpur 440019
Contact No.: 9765136087
The use of crafty politics in constituting the plot of the story is an age old tradition used by the writers. The theme of most of the novels, plays and movies revolve around the politics played by some of the characters. The world history is full of the incidents and the events of dirty politics played by people to harm others and to fulfill their selfish motives. Even the epics, Ramanaya and Mahabharata comprise lot many incidents and characters playing the foul game of politics.
The theme of culture and politics is quite concurrent in the plays of Mahesh Dattani. In the plays ‘Dance Like a Man’, ‘Tara’, ‘Seven Steps Around the Fire’ and ‘Where There is a Will’, Dattani successfully exposes the foul play played by the leading characters of the play against their own family members in order to satisfy their ego. These characters become the perpetrators, the proponents or the carriers of wrong already prevalent in the society.