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Poile Sengupta

 
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India - South Asia
Genres Non Fiction, Short Stories, Children's and Young Adults' Literature, Drama/Script writing
Languages English

Poile Sengupta is one of India’s foremost playwrights in English. Her first full length play, Mangalam was published by Seagull in Body Blows (2000). In 1999-2000, Sengupta received a senior fellowship of the Government of India, writing seven plays for children, including a full length musical Yavamajakka!

Poile Sengupta has written extensively for children. Her column “A Letter to You”, in Children’s World, ran for nearly three decades. Apart from several books, her stories have been included in important anthologies like The Puffin Treasury of Modern Indian Stories and The Puffin Book of Funny Stories, Sorry, Best Friend and One World , and The Best of Target.

She is a well known stage actor in Bangalore where she has her own theatre group, Theatre Club.

Awards
Special award for Mangalam at The Hindu-Madras Players playscripts competition (1993)
Special mention for Keats was a Tuber at the at the 1996 British Council International New Playwriting Competition

Bibliography
Plays :
Mangalam (1993)
Inner Laws (1994)
A Pretty Business (1995)
Keats was a Tuber (1996)
Collages (1998)
Samara’s Song (1999)
Alipha (2001)
Thus Spake Shoorpanakha, So Said Shakuni (2001)

Children’s writing:
The Exquisite Balance (1987)
Role Call (2003)
Role Call Again (2004)
Vikram and Vetal (2005)
Good Heavens! (one act plays, 2006)

Associated publishers
Puffin, Rupa, CBT, Seagull, Frank Bros, Orient Longman, Scholastic, Tulika

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