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Contemporary Indian Theatre

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Item Code: IDK233
Author: Rajinder Paul
Publisher: Sangeet Natak Akademi, Delhi
Edition: 2006
ISBN: 8178710978
Pages: 192 (Illustrated Throughout In B/W)
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 11.0" X 8.9"
Foreword

This book was first published in 1989 on the occasion of the Nehru Shatabdi Natya Samaroh, a festival of contemporary theatre organized by Sangeet Natak Akademi to mark the birth centenary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Playwrights and directors, who built up the Indian theatre post-independence, were well represented in this unique festival and almost all were specially interviewed on its eve by well-known theatre critics. We took care to gather documentation on the Participants that was not easily available in print at that time, and photographs of staged productions which too were not easy to come by. The late Rajinder Paul, editor of Enact and Vice-Chairman of Sangeet Natak Akademi, conceived of this publication and gave it its basic form. The handsome volume was well received during the festival, and has remained in demand since then.

This useful work on Indian theatre has been out of print for some time. It is therefore reissued with all its content intact, and in a new cover. I am sure playgoers and theatre workers, as well as students of theatre and the general readers, will greet the publication with enthusiasm.

From the Jacket

This book puts together views of twenty-six playwrights and directors whose work was featured in the unique 'retrospective' of Indian theatre, the Nehru Shatabdi Natya samaroh in 1989, organized by Sangeet Natak Akademi. As a document of a phase of Indian theatre in the twentieth century, the book is invaluable.

Bibliographies of published drama, lists of staged productions, and a large number of photographs give it added value as a reference work.

Rajinder Paul (1940-1991), who conceived this book, was the founding editor of Enact, the widely ciculated theatre review published from Delhi. He ws Vice-Chairman of Sangeet Natak Akademi from 1988 to 1991.

Contents

9Utpal Dutt
An Interview by Samik Bandyopadhyay
22 Chandrasekhar Kambar
An Interview by Kirtinath Kurtkoti
26Mohit Chattopadhyaya
An Interview By Sumanta Banerjee
33Rajinder Nath
An Interview by Reeta Sondhi
42Bijon Bhattacharya
A Study by Kironmoy Raha
45Kumar Roy
An Interview by Kironmoy Raha
53Bhasa
A Study By Ks Narayana Pillai
58KN Panikkar
An Interview by KS Narayana Pillai
65Mohan Rakesh
A Study by RL Nigam
71Shyamanand Jalan
An Interview By Dharani Ghosh
79Girish Karnad
An Interview By Kirtinath Kurtkoti
84BV Karanth
An Interview By Kirtinath Kurtkoti
90Dharamvir Bharati
An Interview By Vasant Dev
96Satyadev Dubey
An Interview By Sunita Paul
103GP Deshpande
An Interview By NS Jagannathan
113Shreeram Lagoo
An Interview By Shanta Gokhale
123Adya Rangacharya
A Study By TP Ashoka
129BM Shah
An Interview By Paul Jacob
137Ratan Thiyam
An Interview By Kavita Nagpal
142Vijay Tendulkar
A Study By Pushpa Bhave
149Jabbar Patel
An Interview By Dnyaneshwar Nadkarni
153Madhu Rye
A Study By Dnyaneshwar Nadkarni
157Pravin Joshi
A Study By Dnyaneshwar Nadkarni
162Mahesh Elkunchwar
An Interview By Ashish Rajadhyaksha
179Vijaya Mehta
An Interview By Shanta Gokhale
185Habib Tanvir
An Interview By Reeta Sondhi
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