Post-Modern Feminist Ideology in Mahesh Dattani’s Where There’s a Will and Final Solutions

G. Sankar, R. Soundararajan, R. Senthil Kumar


A true art is not meant for teaching and preaching. Its primary function is to give delight; its purpose is chiefly aesthetic. Only a writer, who maintains a perfect blending of both feeling and form, can push upward the art at its zenith. Mahesh Dattani exposes the illusion of perfect and complete control over the family for a longer period. Here the question arises in our mind why a man aspires too much for authority and power. Does it signify any value of life? Apparently it doesn’t attach any meaning to human existence. Nor does, it helps in improving quality of human life. Dattani is convinced that it is an attempt to make one-self secure and survive. So, man’s drive for the domination arises out of his own apprehension of insecurity. The dramatist mainly reflects on the issues of gender discrimination and evil of patriarch along with host of other issues like father-son, husband-wife relationship, evil of capitalism in the post colonial purview.



Post-modernism; Feminist ideology; Women protagonist; Psychology

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