Guide to the Gieve Patel Papers 1975-1979
Cage 5093

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Gieve Patel Papers
ID
Cage 5093
Date [inclusive]
1975-1979
Extent
2.0 folders
General Physical Description note
.1 linear foot of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
This collection contains two annotated plays (photocopied typescripts) written by Indian playwright Gieve Patel: "Princes" and "Savaksa."

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Gieve Patel Papers, 1975-1979

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Gieve Patel, born in 1940, has distinguished himself as a poet, playwright, and painter as well as a physician. He has written three books of poetry, three plays, and has organized several exhibitions of his artwork. His poetry and plays explore themes of inequality between classes, human flaws and frailty, and violence.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains two annotated plays (photocopied typescripts) written by Indian playwright Gieve Patel: "Princes" and "Savaksa." "Princes" takes place in a recently independent Parsi village whose people struggle to maintain their way of life in a changing world. "Savaksa" follows the life of Savaksa and his family, who live in a well-established house in a growing town. Patel won several awards for each of these plays.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2017

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions apply.

Custodial History note

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Fritz Blackwell donated this collection to the Washington State University Libraries in 2006 (MS.2006.21).

Processing Information note

Megan Bridge processed this collection in 2016.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Dina Mehta Papers (Cage 5092)

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Performing Arts
  • Plays -- India -- 20th century

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