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7 Fiction Books for Actors in India that are a must-read!

7 Fiction Books for Actors in India that are a must-read!

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In the following section, we will be mentioning the names of 7 Fiction Books for Actors in India. Fiction Books for actors is not only a great entertainment source but a cherished habit to stay creative.

 

Following are some dramatic titles of fiction books that you must try:

  1. Tughlaq by Girish Karnad

The first and foremost fiction books for actors in India is a play by Girish Karnad, Tughlaq, first written in 1946 in Kannada. Metaphorical and relevant to the contemporary audience, Karnad has explored Muhammad’s psyche in this play. It was first staged 1966 by students of National School of Drama.

  1. Ashwatthama by Dr B M Srikantaiah

Another must-read fiction book for actors in India is Ashwatthama. Dr B M Srikantaiah was the president of Kannada Sahitya Sammelana (1938). His written play, Ashwatthama. This play covers the tragic end to Mahabharata’s immortal character, Ashwatthama. Also, unlike the original story, he is married to Rudrashakti and also has a son. In guilt of mistakenly killing Pandavas children, he takes his own life. It is another celebrated play by NSD.

3. Suraj ka Satvan Ghoda by Dharmavir Bharati

This book by Dharmavir is a fiction published in 1952 in Hindi. It presents the narratives of 3 women, Lily, Sati and Jamuna and is narrated by Manik Mulla to his friends. The book was later staged and made into a movie by Shyam Benegal.

  1. Gunahon ka Devta by Dharmavir Bharati

One of the most acclaimed works of Bharati that came before Suraj ka Satvan Ghoda, Gunahon ka Devta was a novel published in 1949. Popular between performers, this novel is centred around Chander, a college student and Sudha, a college professor’s daughter. Recently, in 2015, it was adapted into a TV Series, now available on Hotstar with the name Ek Tha Chander, Ek Thi Sudha.

  1. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

Dealing with India after partition, one of the much-heard books of Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children published in 1981. It was adapted by BBC in the 1990s.

 

  1. The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov

Last written play by Russian playwright, The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov, it is considered as one of the 20th-century classics. It was published in 1904 and was written in 1903. It premiered in Moscow Art Theatre and today has influenced many artists, globally. Konstantin Stanislavski performed in this play as Leonid Gayev around 1922.

 

  1. Evam Indrajit by Badal Sarkar

One of his most famous works, Evam Indrajit was first written in Bengali in 1963. It was performed by Shatabdi theatre group. Considered as an Absurd Play, it revolves Indrajit, the protagonist, who is in conversation with the writer. The central theme portrays the endlessness of life.

 

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There are hundreds of such must-read books for actors. These were for aspiring actors, who are looking for a beginning from somewhere! We would love to hear your favourite in the comments below!

  1. Evam Indrajit by Badal Sarkar

One of his most famous works, Evam Indrajit was first written in Bengali in 1963. It was performed by Shatabdi theatre group. Considered as an Absurd Play, it revolves Indrajit, the protagonist, who is in conversation with the writer. The central theme portrays the endlessness of life.

 

There are hundreds of such must-read books for actors. These were for aspiring actors, who are looking for a beginning from somewhere! We would love to hear your favourite in the comments below!

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