Asif Currimbhoy

Anita Myles (Independent Scholar - Asia)
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Asif Currimbhoy (1928–1994) has about thirty successful plays to his credit, many of them imbued with an urgency to say something, a message to deliver and a vision to fulfill. A descendant from the baronatry stock of the Khoja sect, the followers of Agha Khan, Currimbhoy relinquished a senior position in the Burmah-Shell Oil Company so that he could devote himself to his creative enterprise. He discovered theatre to be an appropriate medium for communicating his innermost thoughts ultimately attaining an international reputation, his plays being performed in several cities across the world. Currimbhoy laid the foundation of modern Indian English drama in the 1950s, liberating it from the more static traditions of Tagore and Aurobindo. Initially, most of his plays failed to gain…

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Citation: Myles, Anita. "Asif Currimbhoy". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 10 November 2016 [, accessed 22 February 2024.]

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