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Play:Manto ka Deewanapan

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Show Date-25th May,2016
Timing- 6pm
Ticket price-200/-

DIRECTOR
Mujeeb Khan

ARTISTS
Vijay Badlani, Rozlyn Khan, Yuktarh Shrivastav, Anand Jaiswal, Lokesh Nalva, Vandna Asthana
Sugandhi:

The original name of ‘Sugandhi’ is ‘Hatak’ (The Insult) as yet another story about the degradation of women. They would go for the nearest baton, if a cleaver could not be found, to bash the head of a society intent on sending its womenfolk to eke out a living by selling their charms and the physical repository of those charms. They would not fail to stick a feather in Manto’s cap for exposing this crass injustice. And they would also dig up a motive for his doing this: infinite compassion for the downtrodden, disenfranchised female of the South Asian subcontinent.

Toba Tek Singh:

Named after a district of Punjab, this short story
, one of the best by Manto, is a satirical take on the effects of partition on the common people. That partition was simply a political massacre that ravished the lives of millions was never told in any more poignant way instilled with a dose of humor. The last line of the story where the inmate of mental asylum makes the no-man’s land as his divine abode is indeed much thought provoking and undoubtedly one of the best endings in Indian English Literature.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

kantawala_ashley@yahoo.com'