is a prominent Marathi playwright. After storming the Marathi stage with his one-act Ghotbhar Pani (A Sip of Water) in 1977, which has been staged over 3,000 times, Gajvee has written eleven one-acts and thirteen full-length plays, besides a novel, two short story collections, and a volume of poetry. He co-founded the Bodhi Natya Parishad in Mumbai in 2003 with the aim of encouraging new, socially relevant plays in Marathi.
is a writer and a theatre critic equally felicitous in Marathi and English. She has written two novels and two plays in Marathi. She is the author of Playwright at the Centre: Marathi Drama From 1843 to the Present (2000), and editor of Satyadev Dubey: A Fifty-Year Journey through Theatre (2012). Her novel Tya Varshi, which won the Maharashtra State Award in 2009, has been translated into English as Crowfall (2013). Shanta lives in Mumbai.
is a leading Marathi literary critic and translator who has taught English at Willingdon College, Sangli.