Author: Mahesh Dattani
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0140293256
The plays in this collection are prefaced by introductions, which provide fascinating insights into the plays-in-performance in the context of Indian and world theatre.
Mahesh Dattani is the first Indian playwright writing in English to be awarded the Sahitya Akademi award. His plays bring Indian drama into the present day in their themes - sexuality, religious tension and gender issues - while still focussing on human relationships and personal and moral choices which are the classic concerns of world drama.
These eight plays, widely varied in thematic and stylistic content, are a tribute to the dramatic vision and skill of a man who has transformed the face of urban face in India.
PRAISE FOR THE AUTHOR:
His work probes tangled attitudes in contemporary India towards communal differences, consumerism and gender . . A brilliant contribution to Indian drama in English. - - Sahitya Akademi award citation
At last we have a playwright who gives sixty million English-speaking Indians an identity. - - Alyque Padamsee