He started his career as playwright with Abu Hassan (1918).
There are seven verse plays to his credit published under the title of Poems and Plays (1927) and are based on the lives of Indian saints. The Window and The Parrot deal with the lives of the poor.
He created a repertory of folk and tribal actors who presented most effectively, in the dialect of Chhattisgarh, the play, Charandas Chor—the humorous story of a thief who has to sacrifice his life for promising good conduct.
Harindranath Chattopadhyay: Another playwright who has made significant contribution to the growth of Indian English drama is Harindranath Chattopadhyay.
Evan Inderjit is the tale of a playwright who struggles in vain to write a play in the play there’s No Need Sircar develops the thesis that ‘We are all accused’ and share the burden of guilt.
His later plays Procession, Bhoma and Stale Neros are based on the concept of ‘Third Theatre’.His use of myth as a structure and metaphor in his play gives “new meaning to the past from the vantage point of view of the present.In the play Nagmandala, the conflict is between patriarchal and matriarchal views of society.He has created an appropriate ‘people’s theatre’ that is, a theatre supported and created by people.His dramatic career began with the humorous play Solution X.Badal Sircar: Badal Sircar is a prestigious name in the realm of contemporary theatre.He represents the New Theatrical Movement in India. Asif Currimbhoy: The most prolific playwright of post- independence period is Asif Currimbhoy, who has written and published more than thirty plays.Some important plays are The Tourist Meeca (1959), The Restaurant (1960), The Doldrumness (1960), The Captives (1963), Goa (1964), Monsoon (1965), An Experiment With Truth (1969), Inquilab (1970), The Refugee (1971) Sonar Bangla (1972) and Angkor (1973).Hayavadana, a story of a woman in search of the perfect man, is a powerful play based on a legend in the Kathasaritsagar.In the play Tale Dande, he discovers the vital relationship between contemporary society and literature.