Chakravyuha: A Case Book

Ratan Thiyam

Pre-text and performance text by Kavita Nagpal

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5.5 x 8.5 inches, lxiv + 56pp, 18 halftones. 1998

ISBN : 9788170460930

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A seminal play, which has been widely and won critical acclaim, including the Fringe First award at the Commonwealth Arts Festival in 1986. A close study of Ratan Thiyam's theatre, its history and developement, based on intensive fieldwork and interviews, it also includes the complete performance text of Chakravyuha along with photographs in colour and black and white and detailed notes on the legend from the Mahabharata for readers unfamiliar with the references to events and personalities.


Pre-text and performance text by Kavita Nagpal.

Kavita Nagpal is a well-known theatre critic and writer who has been widely published. The lengthy introduction by theatre critic Samik Bandyopadhyay, who has been a keen observer of Ratan Thiyam's work over the years, contributes valuable insights to the understanding of the play.

Ratan Thiyam


Theatre And Performance Studies
New Indian Playwrights