Ms. Thazuthedethu Jerin Jacob Mentor- Mr. V. K. Singh MA (P) 02/11/2015 Gender Trouble in Dance Like a Man Mahesh Dattani is an Anglo-Indian playwright and theatre artist whose contribution to Indian theatre is deemed to be of paramount importance. His works deal with issues related to gender roles and their stereotyping, the conflicting theme of tradition and modernity, love, sex, homosexuality, alternate sexuality, violent treatment of women, promiscuity and so on. His play, Dance like a Man, received critical appreciation and was acknowledged of questioning gender stereotypes and societal expectations of genders, thus being a notable work in the field of Indian contemporary theatre. Dance Like a Man, a stage play in two acts, questions an amalgamation of societal norms and gendered issues and very much mirrors the society it portrays. The issues that are even subtly touched upon and discussed in the play were in vogue during the post-independence scenario of the Indian society.
Along with several students he found at the Brattle Theatre Company in 1946. After working closely on Brattle with fellow Harvard graduates and his father,Thayer Frye Hersey, David took the stage name Thayer David in honor of his father. By 1950 he was on Broadway in a comedy play "The Relapse" Through most the 1950s he was busy with theater roles rounded with Broadway for the next twenty years in some great dramas, including stepping in as a replacement to play Cardinal Wolsey in "A Man for All Seasons" . Like many a trained actor looking beyond the stage, David saw the potential of the small screen as a new acting vehicle. By 1957 he had his TV career amid the television playhouse phenomenon which had been established by 1950.
In 1983, he sent a short story, ‘One Sunday’ to the Hart House Literary Contest, and won the first prize. The following year, he sent ‘Auspicious Occasions’ to the same contest and won again. That is how he began his literary career. Bombay, the city where Rohinton Mistry spent his initial years of life, features prominently in almost all his works including Tales from Firozsha Baag(1987), Such a Long Journey(1991), A Fine Balance(1995), Family Matters(2002). Many Indian writers have set their stories in Bombay.
GENDER INEQUALITY AT WORK PLACE Introduction: Gender Stereotypes: Gender is often attributed with different characteristics and as a consequence, society expects different behaviours from different genders. Society imposes certain kind of roles on people based on their gender and expects them to stick by it. These prejudices and conventional ideas that have been formed regarding the social roles of an individual based on their gender, is also termed as gender stereotype. Gender stereotypes are prescriptive as well as proscriptive in nature. Prescriptive as in, how men and women should behave, like agentic attributes are prescribed for men, while communal attributes are prescribed for women.
Women are perceived to be disadvantaged at work. Indian laws on Rape, Dowry and Adultery have women 's safety at heart, but these highly discriminatory practices are still taking place at an alarming rate. Gender discrimination in India refers to health, education, economic and political inequalities between men and women. Gender inequalities, and its social causes, impact India 's sex ratio, women 's health over their lifetimes, their educational attainment, and economic conditions. Gender inequality in India is a various issue that concerns
“Every man can think he is great live forever, but one can guess, From which quarter his doom will come”. -The Man Eater of Malgudi Eighth novel of India’s most creative story teller R. K. Narayan is the guide, perhaps his most renowned novel. It won him the Sahitya academy award too. It has social as well as cultural implications and that is the motive behind selecting this novel for research. The guide, like other novels of Narayan, discusses and shed lights to the fact that India is a nation full of religion and cultural pride.
“Silence! The Court is in Session” is a play written by Vijay Tendulkar, originally in Marathi. The play is a wonderful example of the view that the male dominated society has on the women, and on how the society judges them in a very unfair manner, victimizing them, with double standards and pseudo virtues. Vijay Tendulkar portrays his strong view on how evil the society can be towards a particular sect of the population, based on nothing but generalizations and ancient traditions that have been carried through without any introspection. The play revolves around a group of amateur theatre artists who are a part of the “Sonar Moti Tenement (Bombay) Progressive Association” or the “SMTPA.” This is a group that raises awareness of various important issues through court room scenarios.
He uses the brother betrayal issues of the play myth and adds to it the ritual of the fire sacrifice to represent the web of shine and gender politics in our society. Karnad’s The Fire and the Rain transports the audience to the imaginary world of the Mahabharata, but without dissociating them from day-to-day
Court Chalu Ahe’. It was performed on the stage in 1967 and published in 1968. It was based on Friedrich Durrenmatt’s story ‘Die Panne’ (Traps). It initially received a lukewarm response. In 1970, it won the prestigious Kamaladevi Chattopadhyaya Award for the best play of the year and Sangeet Natak Akademy Award in 1971 and brought both National and International recognition to the playwright.
He portrays marginalized people’s struggle for acceptance in the society. HisDance Like aManis a two-act play about a family dedicated to the art of dancing. But they are convincing human beings. Their hunt for fame at odds with basic household duties involves certain moral considerations. The primary focus is on the construction of malestereotypes and the question of one’s essential identity.It is about an old couple, ex- dancers, Jairaj and Ratna.