Mahesh Elkunchwar (3229 words)

Sudeshna Kar Barua (Independent Scholar - Asia)
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Mahesh Elkunchwar (1939- ), an Indian writer with more than twenty plays to his credit, became a dramatist quite by chance. Like many college-goers, young Elkunchwar found films far more interesting than plays till the day when, for the first time in his life, he entered a theatre rather reluctantly on not getting a ticket for the movie he had intended to watch that evening. Interestingly, such was the impact of the renowned Marathi dramatist Vijay Tendulkar’s (1928-2008) Mee Jinkalo, Mee Haralo [I won, I Lost, 1963] that Elkunchwar decided to become a playwright almost on the spot. And, fortunately for Indian regional drama, he stuck to that sudden decision firmly, despite all other opportunities that came his way.</&hellip;

Citation: Kar Barua, Sudeshna. "Mahesh Elkunchwar". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 December 2015 [, accessed 05 December 2020.]

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