Mahesh Dattani at Gyaan Adab

28/3/2015

Author Mohini Khot and playwright Mahesh Dattani releasing the book

Author Mohini Khot and playwright Mahesh Dattani releasing the book

The book launch of ‘The Theatre of Mahesh Dattani’ edited and compiled by Mohini Khot and released by renowned playwright Mahesh Dattani on the occasion of World Theatre Day was a very enthusing experience.

In conversation with Mahesh and Mohini

In conversation with Mahesh and Mohini

I really liked the encomiums showered by Dr. Gulshan Gidwani, principal of St. Mira’s College on Mohini Khot for promoting literature in a big way. Mohini was in full form narrating her evolving career scale as a Professor of English in her impeccable diction. Her stress on the global recognition of the usage of ‘Indian English’ by Indian authors was appealing. Her evaluation of some of Dattani's prominent plays was also very enlightening. The three young writers who spoke about their well researched essays on Dattani's plays were brilliant.

Mahesh Dattani was forthright in an unassuming manner while answering the several questions posed by Mohini and members of the audience. This hearty tête-à-tête enabled us to gain a lot of insight into his writings. His empathy for transgenders as the outcasts of

society is laudable. All in all, a very enjoyable program.

 

Anil Sonawane talks about his essay

Anil Sonawane talks about his essay

Contributor to the book Snober Sataravala

Contributor to the book Snober Sataravala

Mahesh Dattani is felicitated by Gyaan Adab trustee, Naseema Merchant

Mahesh Dattani is felicitated by Gyaan Adab trustee, Naseema Merchant

The audience have questions for the celebrated playwright and director

The audience have questions for the celebrated playwright and director

Purnima Kulkarni on 'Seven Steps Around the Fire'

Purnima Kulkarni on 'Seven Steps Around the Fire'

Principal of St. Mira's, Dr. Gulshan Gidwani talks about Mohini and the book

Principal of St. Mira's, Dr. Gulshan Gidwani talks about Mohini and the book