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International Journal of Research in English

Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part A (2022)

Depiction of marginalized people in Mahasweta Devi's Mother of 1084


Mohammed Ahmeduddin


Mahasweta Devi is one of the most acclaimed Bengali writers of India. She is also an activist and a journalist. Her writings are seems to be a service for the marginalized people. She writes fiction, short stories and plays. The present article seeks to find out how marginalized sections of the society have been depicted in the famous play Mother of 1084 by Mahasweta Devi. Naxalite Movemement has a tremendous influence on her works. Life and problems of tribal folks is the main concern of Mahasweta Devi's writings. She does not present the romantic picture of tribal life. Her works try to expose the kind of domination that feudals have over poor people and their land. She wishes for metamorphic change in the existing system. She justifies violence where the system fails to do justice. The protagonists of her works are the victims of the repressive regimes and these sensitive individuals later in turn into rebels. The play Mother of 1084 deals with the issues of gender, class and politics. It’s a satire on government. At the end of the play we see Sujata leaning towards the ideology of her dead son and express her anger at people for being passive spectators. The play depicts the plight and anguish of sensitive mothers who have been forced to separate from their beloved sons.

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International Journal of Research in English
How to cite this article:
Mohammed Ahmeduddin. Depiction of marginalized people in Mahasweta Devi's Mother of 1084. Int. J. Res. Engl. 2022;4(2):01-03. DOI: 10.33545/26648717.2022.v4.i2a.53
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