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The aim of this paper is to examine the varied aspects, the suffering embedded in the lives of Indian women and their experience portrayed in Mahesh Dattani’s play “Tara”. Dattani in this work shows his concern in the issues of bias against a girl child over a boy child. This study focuses on the life of an Urban-middle class Indian family that showers favouritism towards a boy child ignoring the life of his Siamese twin sister Tara. Dattani’s “Tara” explores gender and patriarchal norms function in Indian society to marginalise, exploit and ill-treat the other. The present study tries to ideate and reconstruct the prevailing unequal order. If literature is a reflection of society, Dattani’s works provides a powerful view of it, shedding light on numerous issues that are relevant to Indian society. The play deals with the tragic death of Tara and explores the main reason for her death as gender prejudice her society and family holds. She was segregated from the mainstream society on account of being a girl. This paper looks at how women are treated in a male chauvinistic society and also at how they suffer under patriarchy. “Tara” is critically analysed using the theory of feminism and how the effects like discrimination and loss of identity are viewed in this play.

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Varsha Ajith. (2019). The Reclusive Exclusive Life of Women: Unwinding Why Woman Becomes a Sex Object and How Patriarchy Cause Crime Against Woman in Mahesh Dattani’s Tara. History Research Journal, 5(6), 600-607. Retrieved from