Writing Wrongs: Mahesh Dattani’s Thirty Days in September as a Trauma Narrative

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Dr. Surbhi Saraswat


Mahesh Dattani’s play Thirty Days in September highlights the issue of child sexual abuse and its post traumatic effect on female body and psyche. This paper highlights the issue of incest and the consequent trauma due to child sexual abuse. The paper analyse the play as a case study to understand the psychological perspective of trauma due to sexual abuse. Drama reflects life and this play brings such serious topic in the form of stage performance in itself is commendable. The play also questions and highlights the stigma that is associated with victim instead of perpetrator. This paper evaluates all these issues to discuss the play as Trauma Narrative.


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