About the BookThe book is a commentary on Indian dramatic theory and some selected contemporary Indian plays. Drama is an active literary art form. Although films and television have become very vital in our times, still direct experience of the theatre cannot be replaced. The book provides general commentary on plays by Karnad, Tendulkar, and Ezekiel. The reader is expected to get an insight into Bharat Muni’s views on the art of drama as well as some very popular plays of our times. Needless to say that the book is in series of many such other books where the editor and the contributors believe Indian English Studies to have come of age. The book, among such others, trumpets the victory of Indian English Studies in India. This is indeed a welcome change from previously held puritan view of English Studies being totally alien. Magic is produced when English as a language weds the Indian soil or when we apply indigenous tools to study English literary texts.About the Author/sShubha Tiwari is heading the Department of English at A.P.S. University, Rewa, Madhya Pradesh. She has more than fifty-five published research papers and six books to her credit. About ten research scholars have completed their Ph.D. under her guidance. She has lectured widely at refresher courses, seminars and conferences. She has completed a major U.G.C. research project on assimilation of language in the Vindhya region.
Dr. Shubha Tiwari is the Editor of Zenith, the literary journal of her university. She is the Associate Editor of Atlantic Literary Review. Her areas of interest are changing trends in literature and criticism, inter- and multi-disciplinary studies, women’s studies and study of translated works.