Book Cover

Natyacharya Sisir Kumar Bhaduri
Pioneer of Modern Indian Theatre
Paper Type: 130gsm art paper (matt) | Size: 216 x 140mm
All colour; 19 photographs
ISBN-10: 93-86906-21-2 | ISBN-13: 978-93-86906-21-2


This ultimate collection on Natyacharya Sisir Kumar Bhaduri includes snippets of history from 19th-century Bengali theatre and also commentaries of the noted personalities of the contemporary Bengal stage. The volume, Natyacharya Sisir Kumar Bhaduri – Pioneer of Modern Indian Theatre, not only speaks of his great stature as a playwright, but also presents the cultural context behind the birth of the illustrious Sisir Kumar Bhaduri—a master in dramaturgy, a prolific playwright, an outstanding actor and a creative genius who brought about modernism—a new element in Bengali theatre, focusing primarily on realism in stage characterization. The book will definitely reshape the repertoire of public knowledge about Indian theatre, particularly about the pillar and pioneer of the Bengal stage—Sisir Kumar Bhaduri—the first proper director in modern Indian theatre. This first-ever collection in English, devoted to his career and achievements, will, therefore, mark a significant breakthrough in Indian literary framework.

Amal Mitra
Amal Mitra