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Parvati's Dark Children: Rehearsed Reading
Tue 22 November 2016, 20:00 – 22:00 GMT
Join us for a rehearsed reading of Parvat's Dark Children by Ramneek Singh, one of the winning plays in our recent play-writing competition.
Set against the backdrop of the Maoist insurrection in the jungles of Bastar, and drawing on mythology attributed to the Gond tribals, Parvati's Dark Children is a play about betrayal, resistance, and expropriation - of land, mythology and worldview. Calibrating themselves on the spectrum of political resistance, a human rights lawyer, his daughter in love with a Maoist rebel, a tribal woman in solitary confinement and a tribal jail guard, renegotiate their positions, creating a vital argument between liberalism and anarchism, pragmatism and idealism, violence and non-violence, cynical and reactionary positions, and above all, between settler cultures and the indigenous way of life.
Tickets are FREE.