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Indian Drama in English: An Anthology of Recent Criticism

Chhote Lal Khatri (Author) Kumar Chandradeep (Author)
Synopsis This book on Indian Drama in English is a yeoman service to the criticism of drama in India as it is the least treaded area of Indian literature in English. It comprises critical materials on both original plays in English and on translations from the regional languages. It covers both well known playwrights and their plays and rediscovers the hidden gems. It consists of twenty two well researched, comprehensive and scholarly papers by the writers of repute. It includes papers on th4 dramatic art of Girish Karnad, Mahesh Dattani, social realism of Rama Sarma's play and on the formal aspect of Asif Currimbhoy and B. Ahmed. Other papers are the critical evaluations of the plays. They are Tagore's red Oleanders, The post Office, Karnas's Naga-mandala, tale Danda, Tuighlaq, Auribindo's Vasavadutta, Mohan Rakesh’s Halfway House, mad delight, Vijay tendulkar's Ghasiram Kotwal, G.V. Desani's hali, Gurucharan Das's Larins Sahib, Shiv K. Kumar's The Last Wedding Aniversary, Asif Currimbhoy's Inquilab and the refugee, and Kottor's Fire in the Soul. We hope that book would be welcomed by the readers of Indian drama in English.
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About the authors

Chhote Lal Khatri

Dr. Chhote Lal Khatri born in 1965 in Jehanabad, Bihar, had his early education at local schools, graduated with Honours in English from College of Commerce, Patna and did his M.A. in English and Ph.D. from Patna University, Patna. His doctoral research was on "Vivekananda: An Appraisal (A Critique of his speeches and writings)" which was subsequently published by Prestige Books, New Delhi in the year 2000. He is a bilingual poet writing in English and Hindi. His first Hindi Poetry collection and second one in English are in Press. His poems are widely published and anthologized in India and abroad. He edits Cyber Literature, a biannual journal of international repute devoted to poetry and criticism. He is also one of the editors of his College magazine Sanket. He has to his credit about three dozen research papers and forty reviews. He was honoured and felicitated by Michal Madhusudan Academy, Kolkata for his book Kargil, in 2002. He is on the advisory board of A.B.I., U.S.A. His brief biographical note is included in several Directories of A.B.I., U.S.A. and I.B.C. England. He has been teaching English literature since 1993. Currently he is a lecturer in the Dept. of English T.P.S. College, Patna.

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Kumar Chandradeep

Dr.Kumar Chandradeep, boern in 1967 at madhepura (Bihar) has got a brilliant academic career. He has been awarded "niversity Gold medal" and "Raja Sir Raghunandan Gold medal" for standing first class first at M.A. (English) examination. He did his Ph.D. in English from Patna University in 1995. he has been awarded "Michael Madhusudan Academy Award" in 2002. He is an Executive Editor of Cyber Literature, Patna. His papers and poems are widely published and anthologized. He has authored a book of criticism Walter de la mare: Poetry and Novels: an Evaluation in collaboration with Dr. C.L. Khatri. His poetry collection in English Individual Mirage and one in Hindi Kashish are in press. Currently he is teaching English Literature at College of Commerce, Patna.

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Bibliographic information

Title Indian Drama in English: An Anthology of Recent Criticism
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Book Enclave
Language: English
isbn 8181521307
length x+230p., References; 23cm.