The researcher takes the ‘Selected Plays’
of Shahid Nadeem to probe the myths and anti-hegemonic values in the plays. Shahid Nadeem is a Pakistani playwright who uses the platform of theatre to expose the myths constructed by Bourgeois class in order to maintain their exploitative system. Shahid’s plays like ‘Bullah
, The Third Knock
and Black is my Robe’
deal with the social issues and Hegemonic value floated by oppressor class. A Granny for all seasons targets the distortion of history, The Third Knock deals with state ideology for power, Bullah addresses the religious dogmas current in the society. The bourgeois class generates ideology to control the minds of the masses. Shahid’s plays show that our society is a class-based system. Nadeem's efforts to expose and challenges the system through anti-hegemonic discourse and myths are exposed by Shahid Nadeem’s social plays
Mubashar Altaf, Munnazza Abbas Malik, Asma Noreen. A probe of myths and anti-hegemonic values in shahid nadeem’s plays. Int. J. Social Sci. Educ. Res. 2019;1(1):41-45.