About the BookVijay Tendulkar: A Pioneer Playwright speaks volumes of this veteran Indian playwright of international repute. It delves deep into the problematic nature of his plays and brings out their salient aspects in areas like socio-cultural, psychological, existential, feminist, etc. Realism of all sorts in Tendulkar’s plays forms the core of this investigative work. The inferences drawn entitle Tendulkar to being called one of the pioneers of New Drama in the post-independence India. The work ranks Tendulkar with some great western playwrights like Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, and Bertolt Brecht. Tendulkar’s achievements as a dramatist are evaluated here in terms of the shift he has accomplished from blind and conventional morality towards an increasing awareness of neo humanitarianism; from anger, cruelty and violence towards mute, silent commitment; and from an old, outdated order towards a new and renascent one. The book throws light on the fact that Tendulkar with Mohan Rakesh, Badal Sircar, and Girish Karnad has transformed the regional theatre into a pan-Indian one.About the Author/sShailaja B. Wadikar, SET and NELTS qualified, is a Lecturer in English at School of Languages & Literature, Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded. She has also obtained her PGDTE from CIEFL (Hyderabad) and Ph.D. from S.R.T.M. University, Nanded. She has presented over 20 papers at various seminars and conferences. Her areas of research interest include Comparative Literature, Indian Writing in English, Stylistics, Phonetics, and Linguistics.