Mahesh Dattani’s “Final Solution”: A play based on communalism and its consequences
Mahesh Dattani the first Indian playwright in English, received the most coveted Sahitya Akademi Award for his collection of plays “Final Solutions and other plays”. Dattani’s play “Final Solutions” clinched this award because of its contemporary topic. The play and the playwright objectively portrays a very sensitive issue of the Hindu-Muslim divide, the prejudice and the deep rooted suspicion which we otherwise keep concealing beneath the skins of our liberal and secular attitudes. Therefore, this paper is a humble attempt to study the, still so fresh, issue of communal divide and the tensions related to it through the context of “Final Solutions”.