Madavane is a former professor of French, playwright, and fiction writer. He founded the theatre group Chingari in 1983 and has since directed over 50 plays in English, French, German, and Hindi. He has conducted theatre workshops in several European universities: at Brussels, Nice, Frankfurt, and Paris 8. His plays include The Mahabharata of Women (MOW), The Veritree or the Falsity of the Gods, and 1947: The Man from Lahore. MOW was performed in Germany, Australia, Reunion Island, and several cities in India. His latest collection of stories, To Die in Benares (2018), was first published in French as Mourir à Bénarès (2010).