Violence and Survival in Dina Mehta’s Getting Away with Murder
Dina Mehta is a Parsi writer who has exposed the atrocities inflicted upon women in a patriarchal society through Getting Away with Murder. She has unravelled the layers of pain through the story of three friends- Mallika, Sonali and Razia in Getting away with Murder. In this play, Dina Mehta has raised her voice on various issues of violence against women like rape, child sexual abuse, female foeticide, gender inequality and blind adherence to superstitions. A woman, whether house wife or a working woman, educated or uneducated has to go through the same plight of turmoil (physical, mental, emotional etc.) In this paper, by involving theories on violence, I have tried to analyse the truth which Dina Mehta has revealed through her play Getting Away with Murder. The play ends on a positive note of survival which became possible due to the close bond of trust and cooperation between three friends.
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