Clash And Compromise Of Mother And Daughter In Mahesh Dattani’s Thirty Days In September

Document Type : Primary Research paper


1 Research Scholar, Koneru Lakshmiah Education Foundation Assistant Professor, S.R.K.R. Engineering College, BVRM

2 Associate Professor, Koneru Lakshmiah Education Foundation


Mahesh Dattani is one of the versatile writers that India has ever produced. He is known for his capacity to choose the intangible themes with bold representations. Dattani, unlike the other dramatists whose emphasis is usually on history, myths and scriptures, focuses more on the contemporary societal realities. He makes use of the comic characters to enclose the bitterness of the reality that he wants to present to his audience. One of the noticeable qualities of Dattani’s plays is the variegated themes that he discusses. His themes majorly highlight the societal taboos which are prevalent in our society. In some of his plays, he frankly opposes the societal norms which impede the freedom of individuals and show adverse impact on their lives. He strongly objects the rules formed by the dominating class of the society which force the people to hide their original interests and pretend to be happy to lead the same life lead by others. Most of his characters question their own identity with which they are not really happy and feel ostracized. This paper is an attempt to analyze the psychological struggle of a daughter and mother who suffer from sexual molestation at an early stage of their life in Dattani’s ‘Thirty days in September’.