Purandare, Mandar Shrikrishna
Mandar Shrikrishna Purandare was born in Pune, Maharashtra, India. Since childhood he has been connected with theatre, mostly as an actor. Later he studied Metallurgical Engineering, and worked as a metallurgist for a few years. After that, he started learning German and became a translator combining the experience of engineering and language. He has worked on technical as well as literary translation. In 2001 he formed a theatre group TG001 together with Dr Manjiri Paranjape. The group undertook many theatrical adventures –such as ‘Herkules und der Stall des Augias’, ‘Ende des Zeitalters’ (translation of a Marathi Yugaant by Mahesh Elkunchwar), ‘Kafkaesk’ – a theatrical compilation of short stories by Franz Kafka. He has been living in Poznań since 2008, working as a Hindi native speaker in UAM Poznań, and also working on Polish theatre.