Tara: A play in two acts

Tara: A play in two actsTara And Chandan Have Always Been Close They Were, After All, Born As Conjoined Twins But A Horrific Revelation Drives A Wedge Between The Siblings, Plunging Chandan Into A Cycle Of Guilt And Blame From Which He Cannot Escape One Of Mahesh Dattani S Most Popular Works, Tara Was Also One Of The First Indian Plays In English To Highlight The Dangers Of Gender Discrimination, And The Insidious Ways In Which It Operates In Our Society

Mahesh Dattani is an Indian director, actor, playwright and writer He wrote such plays as Final Solutions, Dance Like a Man, Bravely Fought the Queen, On a Muggy Night in Mumbai, Tara,Thirty Days in September and The murder that never was , starring Dheiraj Kapoor He is the first playwright in English to be awarded the Sahitya Akademi award His plays have been directed by eminent directors like

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  • Hardcover
  • 61 pages
  • Tara: A play in two acts
  • Mahesh Dattani
  • English
  • 04 January 2017
  • 9788175300033

10 thoughts on “Tara: A play in two acts

  1. says:

    The first thing that I absolutely loved about Tara is you simply can t keep it down No, you open it, your eyes skim through the setting and before you know, it has grabbed you and thrown you into the beautiful, witty, twisted and painfully sad world of the conjoined twins, Chandan and Tara What starts as a play about two self sufficient siblings, in a famiky where the mother favours the daughter and the father favours the son, slowly evolves into a beautiful and horrifying tale of parental preference for the male, guilt, making amends, secrets and lies Tara is gorgeous It s hauntingly gorgeous I ve read so many plays and yet I ve never read anything like this before Mahesh Dattani is clearly one of the best playwrights in India.

  2. says:

    It was a good enough read I have realised I don t like dramas much because of the dry language The form just doesn t appeal me, and since I ve never seen one professionally enacted on stage, maybe the aversion is Whatever the reason, had to read this for class, so did The plot is good one, and I loved the non linearity of time The plot revolves around two conjoined twins Tara and Chandan who were separated a few months after birth in a very complicated and revolutionary surgery However, there is a secret that the parents have maintained from the children, and the guilt of that drives the actions of the characters of the play The actions of both Tara and Chandan emerge from such emotional places at times that I sat there awed And I have a feeling that Chandan was sort of an antagonistic character here, but I like him than I do Tara who was a little too insensitive and mean at times Overall, the writing was okay, except for one sentence that was literal translation of a Hindi dialogue and sounded so crass when read in English There was a certain amount of wit and humour that I loved The characters were also drawn brilliantly and the character histories were ample as well.

  3. says:

    One of the best plays that discuss gender performativity All the characters are highly political It raises too many questions with regard to sexual marginalization, misogyny, power and disability studies Dattani s play is full of life.

  4. says:

    it s a fascinating tale of perspectives, memories, gender discrimination, patriarchy, familial expectations, domestic relations, and many others in a dense fashion that is jarring and probably the intention of the playwright.

  5. says:

    The stage is used well as is lighting The theme of the play is hardly touched by any other playwright The plot construction is really good as is the story Tara is really one of the best and meaningful works of literature.

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