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Bardal Sarkar
Born 1925
Years active 1945 - present

Badal Sarkar (or Badal Sircar) (1925 - ) is a famous Indian dramatist. He has written more than fifty plays of which Ebong Indrajit and Basi Khabar are well known literary pieces. He is actively involved with Bengali theatre.

He rose to prominence in the 1970's and was one of the leading figures in the revival of street theater in Bengal. He revolutionized Bengali theatre with his wrath-ridden, anti-establishment plays during the Naxalite movement. [1] He has been awarded the Padma Shri in 1972, Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1968 and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship, Ratna Sadsya [2], in 1997.

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List of plays

  • Ebang Indrajit
  • Shesh Naai
  • Basi Khabar
  • Baaki Itihaash
  • Pagla Ghoda
  • Spartacus
  • Prastava
  • Juloos
  • Bhoma
  • Solution X
  • Baropishima
  • Saari raat
  • Badi buaji
  • Kavi kahini

His plays reflected the atrocities that prevailed in the society, the decayed hierarchical system and were socially enlightening.He is a proponent of the "Third theatre" movement that stood ideologically against the state.Third theatre involved street plays, with actors being attired no differently than the audience.Also the formal bindings of the proscenium theatre was given up.Sarkar's "Bhoma" is an example of a third theatre play,set,as always,in an urban background.

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