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Five Plays: Kamala; Silence! the Court Is in Session; Sakharam Binder; The Vultures; Encounter in Umbugland

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Vijay Tendulkar has been in the vanguard of Indian theater for almost forty years. These five plays, Silence!, Vultures, Sakharam, Encounter, and Kamala are some of his best-known, most socially relevant, and also most controversial work. Tendulkar's plays will interest anyone concerned with Indian theater and writing, as well as literature and drama students.
Paperback, 378 pages
Published February 29th 1996 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 1993)
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I read the book primarily for the play "Kamala". I have been a big fan of Tendulkar and have watched two other plays "Sakharam Binder" and "Silence! the court is in session" sever times in the last couple of years (over DVD).

Kamala is a great play. Its protagonist (Sarita) is an educated woman and a wife of a journalist living in Delhi. Her life changes when her husband brings home a lady (Kamala) from Bihar after buying her in the bazaar. He is trying to prove to the world that flesh trade is
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Vijay Tendulkar's work is among the most influential writings ever written. The way he has created human characters and told harsh realities of life is just extra ordinary. It is just beyond my imagination that he wrote what he did during the 60's and 70's ! His stories, plays, essays, articles are hard hitting and they have a quality to literally disturb your mindset and your thinking!! His writing raise hard hitting questions which you will not be able to answer. For me he is one of the best ...more
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Vijay Tendulkar (Marathi:विजय तेंडुलकर) (7 January 1928 – 19 May 2008) was a leading Indian playwright, movie and television writer, literary essayist, political journalist, and social commentator primarily in Marāthi. He is best known for his plays, Shantata! Court Chalu Aahe (1967), Ghāshirām Kotwāl (1972), and Sakhārām Binder (1972).Many of Tendulkar’s plays derived inspiration from real-life ...more
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