Chandrasekhar Kambar is a myth-maker of modern times. Poet, playwright, folklorist and film director, he brings alive the mystique and magic of folk. His recent works explore the tussle between the myth and the modern. Born in Ghodageri village in Belgaum district in Karnataka, Kambar’s writing is full of local flavour, written in a Kannada dialect spoken in north Karnataka. All his stories are set in an utopian village, Shivapura.He has written 25 plays, 11 anthologies of poems, five nove