Dattani, Mahesh

About Mahesh Dattani

Filmography (IMDb)

Sengupta, Ashis. “Mahesh Dattani.” South Asian Writers in English, Alam (ed.), 2006

Chaudhuri, Asha Kuthari. Mahesh Dattani, 2005



Chambers, Claire, and Rachel Farebrother. “XVII: New Literatures: 5. The Indian Subcontinent and Sri Lanka.” Year's Work in English Studies, vol. 86, 2007

Lee, Forrest, and Brendan Howard. “Mango Soufflé (Film).” Video Store Magazine, vol. 26, no. 42, 2004

Tyagi, Alka. “Review: Collected Plays by Mahesh Dattani.” Indian Literature, vol. 44, no. 4, 2000



Mukherjee, Arpita. “Interview: 5 Questions with Playwright Mahesh Dattani.” Stagebuddy, 29 Mar. 2019

Phukan, Vikram. “‘I Wanted to Remove the Language of Gender’.” The Hindu, 7 Mar. 2018

Multani, Angelie. “Mahesh Dattani: Interviewed by Angelie Multani.” Muse India, vol. 65, 2016

Chanana, Kuhu. “Interview with Mahesh Dattani.” Indian Literature, vol. 55, no. 6, 2011

Banerjee, Utpal K. “Utpal K. Banerjee in Conversation with Mahesh Dattani.” Indian Literature, vol. 48, no. 5, 2004

Mee, Erin B. “Mahesh Dattani: Invisible Issues.” Performing Arts Journal, vol. 19, no. 1, 1997

Punjani, Deepa. “Interview for The Big Fat City.” Mumbai Theatre Guide



Iram, Rabia, and Madeeha Azhar. ”The Social Unadoptability of Eunuchs in South Asia with Reference to Mahesh Dattani's Play Seven Steps Around the Fire.” Journal of Research (Humanities), vol. 56, 2020

Lama, Bhaskar. “Homosexuality and Indian Civil Society: Reading Mahesh Dattani After Decriminalization of Section-377.” Indian Journal of Gender Studies, vol. 27, no. 3, 2020

Mukherjee, Tutun, and Saymon Zakaria. “’Ramayan Gaan’ or Singing the Ramayan in West Bengal, Assam, and Bangladesh.” Asian Theatre Journal, vol. 37, no. 1, 2020

Faridi, Fauzia. “A Quest for Identity and Sense of Self in Mahesh Dattani's Where Did I Leave My Purdah?: A Post Modern Reading.” Labyrinth, vol. 10, no. 2, 2019

Bhattacharyya, Joydeep. “Vijay Tendulkar's A Friend's Story and Mahesh Dattani's Seven Steps Around the Fire and On a Muggy Night in Mumbai: Reperforming Gender.” IUP Journal of English Studies, vol. 14, no. 3, 2019

Singh, Nidhish Kumar. “Mahesh Dattani's Tara: A Victim of Double Standards.” Writers Editors Critics, vol. 8, no. 1, 2018

Chelliah, S. “Solutions to Religious Communalism as Projected in Mahesh Dattani's Final Solutions: An Analysis.” International Journal on Multicultural Literature, vol. 7, no. 2, 2017

Kumar, Tribhuwan. “A Critical Analysis of the Theme of Homosexuality in Mahesh Dattani's Do the Needful.” International Journal on Multicultural Literature, vol. 7, no. 1, 2017

Alam, Waliul. “The Plague of Consuetude: Repudiation of Social and Moral Ethics in Mahesh Dattani's Tara.” Debilitation of Ethics, Values, and Identity in the Postmodern Indian English Literature, Sattar and Ali (eds.), 2016

Das, Rajorshi. “Masculinity Subverted and Redefined in the Works of Mahesh Dattani.” IUP Journal of English Studies, vol. 9, no. 3, 2014

Samipendra, Banerjee. “Gender, Identity and Contemporary India: A View Through Two Plays by Mahesh Dattani.” Journal of Contemporary Drama in English, vol. 2, no. 2, 2014

Jagadiswari, Baskaran G. “Feminism in Mahesh Dattani’s Play Bravely Fought the Queen.” Language in India, vol. 14, no. 8, 2014



Essays/Articles/Non-Fiction/Short Stories

Me and My Plays (2014)

“A Change of Place.” Indian Literature, vol. 54, no. 5, 2010

“Emerging Trends in Performing Arts.” Indian Literature, vol. 49, no. 4, 2005

“Contemporary Indian Theatre and Its Relevance.” The Journal of Indian Writing in English, vol. 30, no. 1, 2002



Tale of a Mother Feeding Her Child: A Radio Play (2013)

Uma and the Fairy Queen: A Radio Play (2013)

Swami and Winston: A Radio Play (2013)

The Big Fat City (2012)

Where Did I Leave My Purdah? (2012)

Brief Candle (2009)

The Girl Who Touched the Star (2007)

30 Days in September (2001)

The Murder That Never Was (2000)

Seven Steps Round the Fire (1998)

On a Muggy Night in Mumbai (1998)

Do the Needful (1994)

Final Solutions (1993)

Bravely Fought the Queen (1991)

Tara (1990)

Dance Like a Man (1989)

Where There's a Will (1988)



Dir. 30 Days in September (2019)

Dir. Final Solution (2019)

Dir. The Big Fat City (2017)

Wri. and Dir. Mahesh Dattani's Hasmukh Saab ki Wasihat (2015)

Wri. Mahesh Dattani’s Dance Like a Man (2014)

Wri. Ek Alag Mausam (2005)

Wri. and Dir. Morning Raga (2004)

Wri. Dance Like a Man (2004)

Wri. and Dir. Mango Soufflé (2003)


Audio/Audiovisual Material

Mahesh Dattani on Theatre and on Directing Thus Spake Shoorpanakha, So Said Shakuni by Poile Sengupta. YouTube, 16 Oct. 2020

Mahesh Dattani in Conversation with Satish Padmanabhan. YouTube, 1 Aug. 2020

Mahesh Dattani Talks about His Play Bravely Fought the QueenYouTube, 11 Jan. 2020

Mahesh Dattani Holds a Lecture on His Plays. YouTube, 30 Jan. 2014

Mahesh Dattani on Tara: The Play Deals with Surgical and Emotional Separation of Siamese Twins. YouTube, 17 May 2017