The Viziers of Bassora
(A Romantic Comedy)
Collected Plays and Stories comprises all Sri Aurobindo’s original dramatic works and works of prose fiction. The material, which occupies two volumes, is divided by type into three parts: complete plays, incomplete and fragmentary plays, and stories, complete, incomplete and fragmentary.
The earliest of the pieces collected here was written in 1891, the latest in 1915. Only one of them, Perseus the Deliverer, was published during Sri Aurobindo’s lifetime. The rest have been reproduced from his manuscripts.