In “Kanyadan”, he depicts the conflict between the upper-class and Dalit. He criticizes the politicians on the base that rather than removing the evil of class-distinction, they capitalize it. He presents this evil as it is. He certainly arouses some questions in our mind but he does not bother to answer them. As a creative genius, he does not take sides!
As the title suggests, “Kanyadan” deals with the theme of marriage. The problem and the consequences of the marriage Vijay Tendulkar shows is self-created. Nath Devlalikar is an MLA and his wife Seva is a social worker. Jayprakash is an M. Sc. student and Jyoti is an intelligent girl. This Brahmin family belongs to the upper-class.
The play is divided into two acts. In the first scene of the first act, Jyoti informs her parents her decision to marry Arun Athavle, a Dalit youth. Seva is shocked to know it but Nath is relaxed and happy inside because he wants to remove the class-system which is his dream. He consents Jyoti to get married to Arun, whom she knew for the last two months!
The end of the drama leaves a question in the readers' mind as to what is the future of Jyoti’s marriage? The marriage does not succeed. It is suggested that the class-divide and the conflict between the upper-class and the Dalit would continue to remain, which is very sad!
On-stage : Pintu Sherawat, Ritika Malhotra, Prakriti Singh, Amit Kumar, Ashutosh, Jitu
Back Stage : Rahul Gupta, Praveen Sagar, Mohit Vaid, Divya, Shalini Rathore, Utpal, Shubham Yadav