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The Wada Trilogy

Mahesh Elkunchwar (Author) Shanta Gokhale (Translator)
Synopsis With this trilogy, Mahesh Elkunchwar achieves a feat unique to playwriting in this country: developing a cycle which moves between many registers to unfold the evolving history of a family in present-day India mirroring the social and cultural shifts and changes that mark the twentieth century. From Old Stone Mansion to The Pool to Apocalypse, we follow the fortunes and struggles of the Deshpandes of Dharangaon, once highly respected and well-off landed gentry, now caught between the memory of their own genteel past and the financial penury of the present. As members of several generations come to terms with their past and future in drastically different ways, we see an image of India negotiating its way through ‘modernity’. This new edition supplements the text with a fresh introduction and an interview with the playwright by scholar and critic Samik Bandyopadhyay. Mahesh Elkunchwar is a veteran Marathi playwright whose plays have been performed in various Indian languages. He has received several prestigious national awards and fellowships including the Homi Bhabha Fellowship (1976–78), the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1989), the Sahitya Akademi Award (2002) and the Saraswati Samman (2002). Recently retired as a professor of English Literature, he has also taught at the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. Shanta Gokhale is a translator, scholar and critic of the arts, and author of Playwright at the Centre: Marathi Drama from 1843 to the Present (Calcutta: Seagull Books, 2000).
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About the authors

Mahesh Elkunchwar

Mahesh Elkunchwar, a leading figure in shaping modern Marathi theatre, is today one of the most translated and performed playwrights in India.

Shanta Gokhale

Shanta Gokhale was formerly Arts Editor with the Times of India, Mumbai, and is currently a freelance writer. She has to her credit a Marathi novel and several translations of Marathi plays and novels into English. she published two novels in Marathi, Rita Welinkar and Tya Varshi. Both won the Maharashtra State award for the best novel of the year. The first novel was recently adapted as a film, Rita by the her daughter Renuka Shahane. She has written numerous scripts for documentary, corprate and feature films, some of which have won national awards.

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Bibliographic information

Title The Wada Trilogy
Format Softcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170461596
length 252p.