Dr. Phani Kiran
This book is a study of the selected plays of Asif Currimbhoy who has been hailed as India’s first authentic voice in the theatre. Currimbhoy has a real flair for drama and occupies a unique place in the Indian English Drama. Reading his plays and re-reading them is certainly a most exhilarating experience. He emerged on the Indian dramatic scene as a complex phenomenon. Currimbhoy has certainly brought an exceptional talent, an utter seriousness and lots of industry into this difficult craft of playwriting in English. As a responsible artist, as a playwright with social conscious, Currimbhoy suggests various answers to the human problems dealt with in his plays. Certainly Indian drama in English blossomed in his hands. He has pushed the frontiers of English theatre in this country. This is what makes him the most revered genius of his time, a genius, who will have a permanent niche in Indian English literature.