ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Shanta Gokhale is a writer, translator, cultural critic and theatre historian. She writes in English and Marathi. She has published two novels in Marathi, Rita Welinkar and Tya Varshi. Both won the Maharashtra State award for the best novel of the year. The first novel was recently adapted as a film, Rita by her daughter Renuka Shahane. She has written numerous scripts for documentary, corporate and feature films, some of which have won national awards. Her translations of plays by Satish Alekar, Mahesh Elkunchwar and G. P. Deshpande have been published by Seagull Books; her translation of Durga KhoteÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s autobiography, I, Durga Khote, was published by Oxford University Press. Her own play, Avinash has been performed in the original Marathi and also in Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam and Assamese. Her book Playwright at the Centre, published by Seagull Books, covers the history of Marathi theatre from 1843 to 1992. Shanta has also written columns for Mid-Day, The Times of India, Loksatta and Saptahik Sakal. She has been writing a fortnightly column on culture for Mumbai Mirror for five years.
ABOUT THE BOOK
This book documents the work of Satyadev DubeyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Âdirector, actor, teacher and playwright. It also reveals the creative energy that drives the man, propelling him to continue finding ways to do theatre, regardless of the circumstances.