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Modern Indian Drama: An Anthology

G.P. Deshpande (Editor)

This is the first comprehensice anthology of modern Indian drama. 15 modern plays in different Indian languages brought together here represent the thematic and formal concerns of contemporary Indian playwrights. The volume includes plays by Sriranga, Vijay Tendulkar, Mohan Rakesh, Badal Sirear, Girish Karnad, Satish Alekar, K.A Panikar, Chandrashekhar Kambar, Utpal Dut, Mahasweta Devi and others. While some plays express profound socio-political concerns, other address the fundamental issues of human life through the reinterpretation of myths and folktales. The anthology thus represent the full range of the form and content of modern Indian Theatre.

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About the author

G.P. Deshpande

G.P. Deshpande is Professor of Chinese Studies at the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He is also a playwright and critic in Marathi. His best-known plays include Uddhwasta Dharmashala (A Man in Dark Times), Andharyatra (Passage to Darkness), Chanakya Vishnugupta, Raaste (Roads), and Satyashodhak, a play on Jotirao Phule’s life.

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Bibliographic information

Title Modern Indian Drama: An Anthology
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2017
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Sahitya Akademi
Language: English
isbn 9788126018758
length 772p., 9.0 Inch X 6.0 Inch.