Little Dubey Mahesh Maladi Analysis

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Thirty days in September has touched hearts and consciences everywhere. Sensitive and powerful without ever offending sensibilities, it manages to bring home the horror and the pain within the framework of a very identifiable mother- daughter relationship – Little Dubey Mahesh Dattani in the forum of Indian English Drama has a sustainable growth by the fusion of the avant-garde subjective approach and an agitprop objective approach. Prejudice, hypocrisy, guilt and compromise form the thematic threads of his works. Dattani, in particular, is concerned with the minorities who are forced to live a double life so as to be part of the mainstream. His recurring theme is individual struggle over societal demands or inflictions in an urban society.…show more content…
The psycho-neurotic behavior of the protagonists is the result of buried hatred, pain and the sense of betrayal that torments her. She stops trusting her own feelings because no one acknowledges or hears her agony. The agony makes her learn not to feel. This strong, lonely, desperate child learns to give up the senses. As she grows older she gets stronger. The pain still lurks, but it’s easier to pretend it is not there than to acknowledge the horrors she has buried in the deepest parts of her mind. Later, she drifts from one affair to another, none lasting beyond thirty days. Her self-destructive flight comes to an end with Deepak, who is determined to marry her. Mala narrates her story with full confidence to the counselor, and in so doing she confronts her horrid past and redefines her present. Finally, the mute mother Shanta also opens out her staunched past of helplessness and discovers her inner strength. The telling in either case is seen as a metaphor for personal healing, and what seen like compelling reasons for suppression are presented as social hypocrisy that stunts the development of the
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