Vol. 4, Issue 4 (2018)
Introspection on the reasons for failure of English drama written by Anglo Indian writers
Author(s): Dr. E Elizabeth Kamala
Abstract: In the genre of drama, Indian writers have lagged behind, and this despite the fact that the first Indian play in English the Persecuted was written as early as 1832. Tagore and Aurobindo Ghosh are the only two writers who have made contribution to Indian drama in English. Tagore’s plays have been failures upon the stage because they are excessively symbolic–lyrical poetic plays. In the original they have great musical qualities, but even these qualities have been lost in their English ‘transcreations’. This paper makes an attempt to introspect the reasons for the failure of English drama written by Anglo-Indian writers.