Dance as a Tool in Mahesh Dattani’s “Dance like a Man”

Authors

  • Rohini. M Department of English and Foreign Language Periyar Maniammai Institute of science and Management Vallam,Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Dr. K. Selvam Department of English and Foreign Language Periyar Maniammai Institute of science and Management Vallam,Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract

Dance Like a Man, is a two act play written by Mahesh Dattani .The title of the play Dance Like a Man clearly justifies the theme, revealing how postcolonial society dumping humanity and their aspects on gender identity. The analyzation on the play gives clear view on post-colonial society. Dattani was brilliant enough with handling characters in his play. In the play Dance Like a Man Dattani partially differentiate the major and minor characters and brilliantly weaves the thematic connection between them. The emotional co-ordination of major and minor characters through the theme of post-colonial India gives the play breath. The theme of the play sublimate the post-colonial backdrops. Critical analysis of the play responds to the post-colonial thematic structure, which Dattani projects through his characters on themes like gender crisis, suppression, oppression, communalism etc

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Published

2019-07-10

How to Cite

M, R., & Selvam, D. K. (2019). Dance as a Tool in Mahesh Dattani’s “Dance like a Man”. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 7(7), 7. Retrieved from https://ijellh.com/OJS/index.php/OJS/article/view/8978