Mahesh Dattani’s “Do the Needful”: An Unconventional Romantic Comedy
Keywords:Homosexuality, romantic comedy, unconventional, dramatic technique, traditional society, marriage-system, broad-minded etc.
Mahesh Dattani is a contemporary Indian English Dramatist who gave voice to the 60 million English speakers of India through his drama. He is the first dramatist recognised for his contribution in this field. Through his plays, he raises the problems of eunuch, homosexuality, transgender, child- sexual abuse, gender-discrimination, thought towards HIV-infected people etc. To such issues, he called them ‘fringe issue’ to whom we face but never take it as a part of society. Through ‘Do the Needful’ Mahesh Dattani has presented the problems of male homosexuality. The play was broadcasted by BBC. The play ‘Do the Needful’ is actually an unconventional romantic comedy.
Dattani, Mahesh.Collected Plays, New Delhi, Penguin Book India Ltd, 2000.
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