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Two Plays

Two Plays

Chandrashekhar Kambar
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In Chandrasekhar Kambar’s timeless classic The Bringer of Rain: Rishyashringya, a village afflicted with a deadly famine eagerly awaits the arrival of the chieftain’s son, whose homecoming promises the return of rain. As the death toll rises, age-old secrets are unravelled and mythical forces step out of hiding. Will the sky relent?
Power and bloodshed run hand in hand in Kambar’s latest, Mahmoud Gawan. Set in the fifteenth-century Bahamani Sultanate, it follows Gawan’s rise to fame during a time of intense civil strife when empires routinely rose and fell.
Alluring and sublime, Two Plays is a must-read for anyone hoping to dip their toes into the rich waters of Kannada folklore and theatre.

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: Mar/2020

ISBN: 9780143447788

Length : 240 Pages

MRP : ₹299.00

Two Plays

Chandrashekhar Kambar

In Chandrasekhar Kambar’s timeless classic The Bringer of Rain: Rishyashringya, a village afflicted with a deadly famine eagerly awaits the arrival of the chieftain’s son, whose homecoming promises the return of rain. As the death toll rises, age-old secrets are unravelled and mythical forces step out of hiding. Will the sky relent?
Power and bloodshed run hand in hand in Kambar’s latest, Mahmoud Gawan. Set in the fifteenth-century Bahamani Sultanate, it follows Gawan’s rise to fame during a time of intense civil strife when empires routinely rose and fell.
Alluring and sublime, Two Plays is a must-read for anyone hoping to dip their toes into the rich waters of Kannada folklore and theatre.

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Chandrashekhar Kambar

CHANDRASEKHAR KAMBAR is an award-winning playwright who was born in 1937 in Ghodgeri, north Karnataka. Kambar also writes poetry, fiction and literary and cultural criticism in Kannada. He is the recipient of the Jnanpith Award and the Padma Shri. He is the president of the Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi.
Kambar's oeuvre of over twenty-five plays comprises many well-known works, including Jokumaraswami, Siri Sampige and Mahamayi, among others. He also has eleven poetry collections and six novels to his credit. A man of many interests, Kambar is also an illustrious scholar, film-maker and teacher. He has held the posts of vice chancellor, Kannada University (Hampi), and chairman, National School of Drama (New Delhi).