By Hanay Geiogamah
This first selection of performs by way of an Indian playwright offers a spectrum of Indian lifestyles that levels in time from the earlier to the current and on into the future.
Body Indian, the earliest, most generally played, and such a lot hugely acclaimed of Geiogamah's performs, offers with an issue of the current -Indian alcoholism. however the play isn't lots approximately alcoholism because it is set the social and ethical responsibilities that Indian humans owe to 1 another.
Foghorn, through using humor instead of bitterness, attempts to exorcise the damaging stereotyping that regularly stands within the manner of non-Indians' realizing of Indians, or even infrequently of Indians' personal appreciation of themselves.
In the play 49 the writer hyperlinks the previous with the current and issues a highway to the long run. right here the technique is synchronic instead of diachronic. the price of Indian traditions is emphasised -but merely the place these traditions are used imaginatively and never handled as ossified relics to be blindly honored. 49 celebrates the continuity of Indian lifestyles within the vigour of recent varieties and with an abiding optimism.
This selection of plays-all commonly played and heavily and commonly reviewed-adds a brand new and significant voice to the small physique of Indian authors who write approximately their very own people.
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