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ANANDA LAL (1955 - )
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Born 1955 in Calcutta, India. Educated in Calcutta; doctorate in Theatre from University of Illinois. Now Professor of English, Jadavpur University, Calcutta. also translates from Bengali to English, is theatre critic of The Telegraph (Calcutta) and directs university theatre. His books include Rabindranath Tagore:Three Plays, Rasa: The Indian Performing arts, Shakespeare on the Calcutta Stage, and Twist in the Folktale. Contributed entries on Indian theatre to the Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance, Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia, Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre, Routledge Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Literatures in English, and Gale Encylopedia of India. Has released a CD, The Voice of Rabindranath Tagore.
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clearly invokes the spirit of India's great epic poems. It tells the story of a fabled beauty, Nandini, who is drawn to an oppressed mining community where she hopes to meet her lover.
Michael Billington, Guardian.
Original Playwright - Rabindranath Tagore, (play written in 1926)
Camden People's, London 2006
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