Alternate Sexuality as a theme in Mahesh Dattani’s Play ‘On a Muggy Night in Mumbai’
Shanice Anne Thomas1, S. Sushma Raj2, Ganeswara Rao3
1Shanice Anne Thomas, Dept. of English, GITAM School of Gandhian Studies, GITAM University, Visakhapatnam.
2Dr. S.Sushma Raj, Dept. of English, GITAM School of Gandhian Studies, GITAM University.
3Ch. Ganeswara Rao, Dept. of English, GITAM School of Gandhian Studies, GITAM University.
Manuscript received on November 15, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on November 23, 2019. | Manuscript published on November 30, 2019. | PP: 1601-1602 | Volume-8 Issue-4, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: C4154098319/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.C4154.118419
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Abstract: In today’s context discussions on alternate sexuality find utmost significance considering the fact that people all around the world are becoming aware and open to the idea of it. This paper will explore this area looking at it from the Indian background by examining how society views homosexuality and how people belonging to this milieu become victims to societal expectations and norms through Mahesh Dattani’s play On A Muggy Night In Mumbai (2013). The play however, being written before the amendment of Section 377, throws light on the plight of the homosexual community that was subject to dehumanization and criminalization by the society as well as the law.
Keywords: Alternate Sexuality, Homosexuality, India, Section 377, Dehumanization, Criminalization, Society.
Scope of the Article: Natural Language Processing.