ISSN: (Online) 2321 -4155
ISSN: (Print) 2320 -7000

JOURNAL OF INDIAN RESEARCH
VOLUME : 5, ISSUE : 1, Janurary-March, 2017 (ISSN No. : 2321-4155)
 
STYLISTICS AND LINGUISTICS IN DATTANI’S TARA
Gajendra Kumar*
 
ABSTRACT
The chief characteristic of a drama is that it relies on action. The action of a drama imitates or represents human behaviour. When we come to an analysis of language and speech in a play, the question that inevitably arises is whether action is an area that lies outside the words that we study or whether action is inherent in the words. A play like ‘Tara’ does not have any drastic physical action. The action is primarily psychological. In other words, the action takes place and consists of the thoughts, emotions and relationships of the characters which keep fluctuating constantly. The words, stances or gestures also keep fluctuating. In this paper, an attempt has been made to show how the language in the play ,Tara, has been used by Mahesh Dattani to put across his themes and concerns.
 
KEYWORD
Keywords: class, Girish Karnad, humour, Kannadiga,R.K. Narayan
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