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"Exact" theme may not really exist, as theme is often relative to the perception of the reader. Remember that theme is the controlling idea or central idea of a story. That being said, I believe the major theme of Silence! The Court Is In Session is degradation of women in Indian society. The author seems to have a deep and thoughtful understanding of the vulnerability of Indian women. He uses a female character to display the male dominance in Indian culture and the hypocrisy that comes with it. He also touches on other topics of social awareness such as political corruption and uppity, pretentious government organizations. All in all, though, the theme of the play centers on male dominance over women and the struggles women must quietly endure in Indian culture.
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