Tumbara is an experiment in itself. It cannot be categorized or limited strictly as a poem or a play. It is a long dialogue in which Sayaji Shinde has poured his heart out on a piece of paper. But it is not something that we just read and move on. The author talks about the hypocrisies of society and the world around him. As the reader goes through each poem, they can feel the intensity of his emotions.
His writings are accompanied by the paintings created by children while listening to him narrate them. In a nutshell, his writings and the paintings that are the outcome or the effect of his narratives impact the reader. There has also been a play based on this book with Sayaji himself playing the critically acclaimed part.
Sayaji Shinde is a popular Indian actor and producer who has played well-acclaimed roles in films ranging from Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi, Malayalam, Gujarati and English. Besides, he has also been part of various plays. He is recognized for his intensive acting and dexterity that is reflected on screen and in his plays.