The unchecked growing urbanization in the metropolises like Bangalore at the cost of ecology is a matter of grave concern for mankind as it has been one of the most detrimental factors to environment and a major contributing factor too to global warming and its corollary adverse effects to ecosystem. The urban authorities too hardly ever have a genuine concern for the irreparable damage being caused to the environment in the haphazard implementation of the town planning schemes. On the other hand, the urban dwellers are incessantly in blind pursuit of materialistic affluence hence they too are alarmingly heedless to the future ecological hazards which will be inherited to their progenies. The so called urban development needs a profound introspection for one and all. Karnad has rightly endeavored to share his concern in this regard in one of his later plays Boiled Beans On Toast which deals with the concurrent problem of India. The issue of the chasm between the haves and have-nots in this insensitive civilization also comes to the fore by the by. The growing problem of traffic which is the cause of noise and air pollution is also brought forth in the play.
Metropolitan, globalization, urbanization, elite, environment, trees
VOL.15, ISSUE No.1, March 2023