Vijay Tendulkar’s Plays for Children

Swapna Mirashi

Tendulkar wrote some short plays for children during 1960 to 1972. Ithe Bale Miltat (Here you will get infants) –1960, Meshpatre (1961), Patlachya Porich Lagin (Marriage of Patil’s Daughter), Chimana Bandhato Ghar (Sparrow built a house) 1966, Rajaranila gham hava (King and Queen need sweat), Baba Harawale (Baba is lost), Bobychi Goshta (Story of Boby), Chambhar Chaukashiche Natak (1970). These are some of children’s plays on his credit. Amusement of children is the basic aim of Tendulkar behind these children’s plays. While going through this plays we come to know that Tendulkar has studied child psychology.

Tendulkar’s children play emphasizes more on action than dialogues.

‘King and Queen need Sweat’ is a child-play; its dialogue style is reflected in ‘Ghashiram Kotwal’.