Author: Vijay Tendulkar
Editor: Vijay Tendulkar and Gowri Ramnarayan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195663802
This award-winning play in charged with certain significant social and moral questions which are deeply thought provoking, and to which there are no easy answers. A young woman from a politically active family that regards itself as progressive decides to marry a socially inferior, but talented man.
Tendulkar explores the texture of modernity and social change in India through the forces this marriage unleashes. The tense, gripping play, charged with an undercurrent of violence, uncertainties and anger, concerns itself with questions that are crucial to all societies grappling with change and social barriers.
EXCERPTS FROM REVIEWS
Tightly written.. the conflicts capture the raw and complex reality of life.
The play is finely layered… an exploration of a social terrain that is a minefield atop an unstable ammunition dump… Gowri Ramnarayan’s translation is extremely competent…
-Indian Review of Books
Like all great playwrights, Tendulkar is a gripping story-teller