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Ghasiram Kotwal – An Inconclusive Muddle

Others | Oct 21, 1980

SUDDENLY, eight years after it had first been performed, Ghasiram Kotwal was in the news again. Bombay’s theatre world watched, stunned, as a dispute that everyone thought had been settled forever, grabbed the headlines last fortnight.

Contributing to a sense of deja vu was the fact that the opposing sides in the dispute were old adversaries—the controversial Marathi playwright Vijay Tendulkar on the one hand and Shiv Sena leader Pramod Navalkar and the massed legions of his Prekshak Sangh, on the other.

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