Hareshwar Roy Thursday, December 21, Drama in India has a grand old history. Its origin can be traced back to the Vedic Period. It is considered as the fifth Veda. In early post independence, Indian English drama made genuine progress.
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Asif Currimbhoy , Mumbai -  is an Indian playwright who wrote in English. He was among the very few Indian dramatists writing plays exclusively in English.
His work incorporated monologues, choruses, chants, songs, mime, slide projections, and filmed footage. Born as a Khoja Muslim, His father was an industrialist and his mother was a social worker. He became acquainted with English at a young age, while studying at St. Xavier's College. This enabled him to attain mastery over the language. He pursued his higher education in the United States at the University of Wisconsin where he developed a love for Shakespearean drama which continued to have a profound influence on his work.
After returning to India, he initially worked for the Burmah-Shell oil company, but gave up that position to pursue playwrighting full-time as he became successful. His first play Goa , written in , deals with racial discrimination as a paradigm of postcolonialism. A His plays also enjoyed success in the United States. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Categories : births Indian male dramatists and playwrights deaths Indian writer stubs Dramatist and playwright stubs.
A descendant from the baronatry stock of the Khoja sect, the followers of Agha Khan, Currimbhoy relinquished a senior position in the Burmah-Shell Oil Company so that he could devote himself to his creative enterprise. He discovered theatre to be an appropriate medium for communicating his innermost thoughts ultimately attaining an international reputation, his plays being performed in several cities across the world. Currimbhoy laid the foundation of modern Indian English drama in the s, liberating it from the more static traditions of Tagore …. Citation: Myles, Anita. The Literary Encyclopedia. If you need to create a new bookshelf to save this article in, please make sure that you are logged in, then go to your 'Account' here. Toggle navigation.
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