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Shanta Gokhale

Shanta Gokhale

Shanta Gokhale is a bilingual writer, translator, theatre critic, and cultural columnist. She has been a lecturer in English, a public relations executive, and Arts Editor of the Times of India, Mumbai. Her publications include two award-winning novels in Marathi, three plays, a critical history of Marathi drama, three edited books on theatre, and translations of drama, fiction, and non-fiction from Marathi into English and vice-versa. She won the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (2016), the Balshastri Jambhekar Award (2016), the Ooty Literary Festival Lifetime Achievement Award (2018), Theatre Group Thespo’s Lifetime Achievement Award (2018), and America-based Maharashtra Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award (2019).