Keywords: Theatre, Literature, Contemporary, Cultural, Narrative.
Abstract: Badal Sircar, a pioneer of Indian theatre, is renowned for his innovative approach to drama, but his influence extends beyond the stage. This study delves into the socio-cultural dimensions embedded in Sircar's novels, exploring how his literary narratives mirror the societal fabric of their times. By analyzing his novels, this research seeks to uncover the profound interplay between theatre and socio-cultural aspects within his written works. The study begins by situating Sircar's novels within the broader context of Indian literature and theatre, outlining the historical and cultural forces that shaped his creative expressions. Furthermore, the research probes the impact of Sircar's socio-cultural critiques on readers and society. It investigates how his novels shed light on prevailing issues, prompting readers to reflect on the complexities of the human condition and the societal forces that shape it. The study also underscores the role of Sircar's novels in providing historical and cultural documentation, allowing readers to peer into the past while contemplating contemporary relevance. In conclusion, this study illuminates the intricate interplay between theatre and socio-cultural aspects in the novels of Badal Sircar. By analyzing the thematic depth, narrative techniques, and socio-cultural commentaries within his novels, it highlights the enduring significance of his literary contributions beyond the realm of theatre. Through this exploration, the research contributes to a deeper understanding of the intersections between literature, theatre, and society, and their collective impact on cultural narratives.
Article Info: Received: 07 Jul 2023, Received in revised form: 11 Aug 2023, Accepted: 18 Aug 2023, Available online: 26 Aug 2023
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