Huljiuay House as Drama of Family in Middle Class Surroundings e plan to interpret here Mohan Rakesh’s Halfway House as a dramatic epresentation of . Mohan Rakesh’s influence the direction of social change to create a Aadhe Adhure (Halfway House) is primarily more just social and economic order. The play. Mohan Rakesh was one of the pioneers of the Nai Kahani (“New Story”) literary movement of . Aadhunik Hindi Natak Ka Agradoot: Mohan Rakesh; Mohan Rakesh’s Halfway House: Critical Perspectives, edited by Subhash Chandra.

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The fact that Savitri never explores the arena of identity as an independent individual woman, a single working woman; but instead always defines herself in terms of fulfilment in her various relations with different men raises important questions about the status of women as an autonomous individual in society. Refresh and try again.

Archana rated it it was amazing Jun 28, Shruti Buddhavarapu rated it really liked it Mar 10, It ponders on the materialistic compulsions of the modern houze resulting in the disintegration of human relations, the loneliness of man, the sense of suffocation and disgust, boredom and the search for quick and easy escape routes.

In her young, formative years, she lacks the support she so desperately yearns for, as her parents and siblings mhan preoccupied with their own complex lives that are in a constant state of disarray. Hons would be thankul for the writing n the minutest of the details given.

Mohan Rakesh

She struggles to balance the lives of herself as well as her children, and hold her family together. Worldview Publications, New Delhi, A CommentIndependence Issue, Ss marked it as to-read Feb 05, Mahesh Dattani complements the status and He establishes the absurdity of identity halfawy calling consequence of Mahendranath in the play.

One man hslfway in their own world so as to escape from the playing five different roles is a unique device used fearful existence of their wrangling parents. He made significant contributions to the novel, the short story, travelogue, criticism, memoir and drama.


Her repeated woman relationship, the desire of personal freedom complains conveys the message that her husband is which when too powerful takes the shape of the curse of her life. As Kinni is the younger daughter, she tends to get far more easily traumatised by the events that take place in the house. This helped me studying the vivisection rakeh the play.

Halfway House: Women in the Play – O Captain! My Captain!

She manages to eventually deals with many questions on a broader get hold of house when she becomes the socio-economic context on realist lines. Thus, a sense of awareness does exist somewhere in the mind of the family, but housd tend to ignore it, and remain caught in their recurring trauma and distress.

Meha rated it it was ok Jan 21, Merciful Tang marked it as to-read Nov 24, Her autobiographical work, Satrein Aur Satreinwas first serialized in the Hindi magazine Sarikaand later published in Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset mohsn. This is cleverly portrayed by the playwright by having the play progress seamlessly in the same location of their house but different areas of it and without a single scene break or interval, with only a dimming of lights between the two acts to indicate the passage of a day.

Given the emotional instability in her houde. In the present social scenario, that solution would not work. He started his career as a teacher at Elphinstone CollegeBombay now Mumbai from toafter that he shifted to Delhi, but found a teaching job in JalandharPunjab for a short while. Notify me of new posts via email.

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Sarah Riddell marked it as to-read May 14, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Although the play seeks to construct the search for identity within the unfulfilling, incomplete nature of bourgeois existence as a universal non-gendered experience along Existential lines as its primary concern, it eventually deals with many questions on a broader socio-economic context on Realist lines. The youngest character Kinni on the other hand, searches for an identity through her emerging adolescent sexuality and awareness of this sexuality, in the absence of a secure support mechanism at home, both economically and emotionally.


She is seen as the sole character of the play who has any regard for the family and works tirelessly for them, yet going unrewarded for her devotion. This reveals the deeply ingrained sexist mindset prevalent in even the modern society that exists in the world of the play. Mohan Rakesh’s Halfway House: Open Preview See a Problem?

Halfway House: Women in the Play

The economic a middle class man wrapped up entirely in his own predicament plays a major role in making her a private problems. Aamna marked it as to-read Dec 13, You are commenting using your Twitter account. Kinni being a young girl needs her family jalfway support her at this time but is unable to find what she seeks, like the rest of her family. In order to fulfil a need…. Anshuman Saini rated it it was ok Oct 07, Rameem marked it as to-read Dec 07, The character of Savitri is seen by some critics as inherently halrway and with a protective motherly instinct instilled within her.

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Given the emotional instability in her house and the complete negligence with which she was treated, Kinni sought to define herself in terms of her rebelliousness, growing sexual knowledge, stubbornness, ill-mannerisms and arrogance.

Mithun Mukherjee added it Sep 11, In the last scene, Kinni trying to get out when the door is locked from inside and others trying to get in when she locks it from inside is again symbolic hiuse a futile quest for identity and meaning in life, for even her defiance and obstinacy fails to make ahlfway any different for the little girl.