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Contemporary Indian Theatre: Problems and Prospects-- A Playwrights Perspective

Indian Cultural Centre

Sao Paulo

(Almeda Sarutaia 380, Jardim Paulista, Sao Paulo)

The Indian Cultural Centre will be organising a Talk by Mr. Shiva Prakash in English, titled “Contemporary Indian Theatre: Problems and Prospects-- A Playwrights Perspective” on Friday, 14 July 2017 at 1830 hrs 

All are cordially invited.


Born 1954, Bangalore

Professor, Theatre and Performance Studies, JNU, New Delhi .

Author of 9 books of poems, 15 plays and 3 critical works in Kannada, which are widely discussed, performed and translated into several Indian languages and into English, Spanish,French, Italian German, Polish, Slovak and Turkish. 

Winner of several best book prizes from Karnataka Literary Akademi for books of poems, translations and plays. Academic areas of interest include theatre/literary history, Indian theatre, Medival Studies, Comparative Literature, translation and folklore. Winner of the prestigious Rajyotsava Award from Karnataka State(2006) and Sangeet Natak Akademi Award from National Theatre Akademi (1997), Sahitya Akademi(2012), Karnataka Sahitya Academy Award(2016), Kuvempu Bhasha Bharati Tanslation Award(2016) and Kusumagraj Kavya Puraskar(2017) Participated in International Writing Program in School of Letters, University of Iowa, USA (2000). Former Editor, Indian Literature, the journal of National Akademi of Letters.  Former Dean, SAA, JNU.Former Director, The Tagore Centre, Berlin, Germany

Has travelled, lectured and read poetry in various countries in Europe, Asia and Americas.

Important English publications include I Keep Vigil of Rudra ( Penguin Classics, 2009), Traditional India Theatre (New Delhi, 2006), Indian Theatre 2000 (edited) (New Delhi, 2011).

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