Play on Social Evils: -Dowry

Topics: Family, Marriage, Mother Pages: 5 (1603 words) Published: January 19, 2013
English play on social evils {dowry}
The Demanded Dowry
Characters:- Narrator[N]
Ghosh Family-Mr. Ghosh [FG], Mrs. Ghosh [MG], Sagar [son]
Rai Family-Mr. Rai [FR], Mrs. Rai [MR], Sagarika [daughter]
N:-Today we, the seven members {names} of this play greet you all. Here we have in our play Mr. Rai being played by XYZ…. He is a retired person who had worked in Indian navy before. Now we have Mrs. Rai being played by XYZ…. She is a kind person and loves sincerity .Their daughter Sagarika Rai or the person to be playing the role of a wife is XYZ…. She is very shy and coward girl who is also very kind like her mother. Now let us meet with Mr. Ghosh who is XYZ…. He is a brave person but cannot withstand his wife’s anger. Here comes the villain of this play or Mrs. Ghosh who is a religious concerned and an old fashioned lady being played by XYZ…. Here we have the last person but not the least Sagar Ghosh who is the son of Ghosh family. Scene-1

N- Rai Family .Mr. Rai sitting on his chair reading his daily newspaper. Mrs. Rai sitting to the adjacent chair enjoying her tea with toasts, when Mr. Rai sees advertise of a matrimony website. Mr. Rai- Sagarika has grown big so fast. Hey do you remember how she used to walk with her small legs and smile showing her small teeth. Mr. Rai-Really. I still remember combing her hair and making it when she was small. Mr. Rai-But now I think our Sagarika should be married.

Mr. Rai-Even I was thinking of it. You see I heard from our neighbor Mrs. Das whose relative is Mrs. Ghosh. Das was telling me about the boy of Ghosh family. Mr. Rai-Well it would be better if we could have a talk with Ghosh family and speak about the proposal. Mr. Rai-Oh! Yes you can wait I will get it from Mrs. Das.

N- {Mrs. Rai exists} After Mrs. Rai gets the number. Mr. Rai-Oh! So the number is 7322252241. Let me call the Ghosh family. Mr. Rai-Hello!
Mr. Ghosh-Hello!
Mr. Rai-With whom am I having the line across?
Mr. Ghosh-Well, this is Mr. Ghosh.
Mr. Rai-I am talking to the right person.
N-The conversation goes on and they finally decide to meet at Mr. Ghosh’s house. Scene-2
N- Ghosh house. Both Ghosh Family and Rai Family are present. They all sit down on their respected places. Mr. Ghosh-It is pleasure in having you all here? As the proposal was decided. We are ready for the marriage. If you wish Mr. Rai can I ask Sagarika some Questions? Mr. Rai-Obviously you have all the rights.

Mr. Ghosh-So, how much educated are you?
Sagarika-I have completed my MSc and wish to do owners in this field. Mr. Ghosh-Very good! Girl do you have some hobbies?
Mrs. Rai-Yes, she is very good with thread and needle along with studies. Mrs. Ghosh- So you must also know cooking? In Ghosh family everybody is fond of eating and I don’t want a Layman’s girl as my daughter-in-law. N-Laughing and enjoying Rai family now turned some what into a sad mood. Mr. Ghosh-Girl you can talk with Sagar and Sagar my son please show her the park. N- Sagar and Sagarika leave for the park.

Mr. Ghosh- Sagar and Sagarika the name sounds so common. They will make a heavenly combination. Mr. Rai-Really. Even both look like true prince and princess. Mr. Ghosh -That all is ok then let us talk about the arrangements. Mrs. Rai-Truly…… But I don’t wish that you may not talk about the social evils like dowry and all that to be paid in this world of 21st century. Mrs. Ghosh- How can it not be possible? It is a ritual and all must follow it. N-and so the debating goes on .but Mrs. Ghosh sticks to her opinion and demands a 30gm gold chain+Rs.5lakh cash, at last it is reduced to a 10gm gold ring+Rs.2lakh +all the wedding cost. After Marriage

N-Though the wedding goes good Sagarika’s life ruins. Her Mother-in-law treats her badly. Sagarika learning all the moral values from...
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