A Man in Dark Times

(Uddhwasta Dharmashala)

G. P. Deshpande

Translated by Shanta Gokhale

Out of Print


5.5 x 8.5 inches, xviii + 49pp, 11 bw photos 1990

ISBN : 8170460360

Rs  150.00 (PB)
$9.95 (PB)
£6.95 (PB)

A Marxist intellectual, facing an inquiry, stands by his commitment, even as the forces ranged against him rake up a past that is a long and painful story of humiliation, betrayal and failure. In this widely performed play,the public and the private, the ideological and the emotional interpenetrate to make this exposure/self-discovery of a highly sensitive individual a piece of intellectual history-so characteristic of its author, the Marathi playwright G.P. Deshpande, a leading Marxist intellectual himself and Professor of Chinese Studies at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. 

G. P. Deshpande is a Marxist scholar, an academic, and a widely produced and translated playwright. 


Shanta Gokhale is a leading theatre critic and writer.

Theatre And Performance Studies
New Indian Playwrights