About the Book
This is the second volume of the book that comprises of 10 different plays. The play 30 Days in September is also included in this volume. This play went on to perform extremely well in India as well as overseas with commercial success, critical acclaim and the radio plays that aired on BBC Radio. Other plays in this book are: Dance Like a Man (winner of the Best Picture in English awarded by the National Panorama), the screen plays of Mango Soufflé (winner of the Best Motion Picture Award at the Barcelona Film Festival), and Morning Raga, premiered at the Cairo Film Festival and the winner of the award for best artistic contribution.
Morning Raga established the author Dattani as the new age storyteller of contemporary Indian cinema. The plays that are included in this collection offer charming insights into the human psyche. It reveals how human lives are complicated and the contradictions to our values and assumptions.
About the Author
Mahesh Dattani is a renowned Indian film maker, director, writer, Playwright and actor. He has written numerous plays like Dance Like a Man, Final Solutions, Bravely Fought the Queen, Tara, Thirty Days in September and On a Muggy Night in Mumbai. Mahesh is the first playwright in English from Indian who has been awarded with the Sahitya Akademi Award. His plays have been directed by many renowned personalities like Littlete Dubey, Arvind Gaur, Alyque Padamsee among others. Mahesh was born in the city of Bangalore.
He studied at the Baldwin Boys High School and then went to gradate in History, Economics and Political Science at the St. Joseph's College, Bangalore. He received his post-graduate degree in Marketing and Advertising Management. He began his career as a advertising copy writer and went on t writer full-fledge plays in the year 1986. From the year 1995 onwards, Mahesh began to work fulltime as a theatre professional. Simultaneously, he has also worked along with his father in their family business.
Collected Plays: v. 2: Screen, Stage and Radio Plays by Mahesh Dattani is an incredible book that is available in English. The Penguin India publishing house published this book on April 7 in the year 2005. This is the second volume of the book that comes with a paperback binding cover and comprises of 584 pages of content. The book Collected Plays: v. 2: has the IBN 10 code of 0143032763 and its ISBN 13 code is 90143032763. The book weighs about 498 grams and its height is 1.42 inch
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