Theatre Olympics 2018 - Behad Nafrat Ke Dino Mein
The play revolves around the relationship between and Indian, Hindu boy and a Muslim , Pakistan girl who meet each other on a social networking website. Gradually they start enjoying each other’s company and fall in love. The boy’s father is an office bearer in the Hindu right wing organization. The RSS ,while the girl’s brother is a religious fundamentalist who is a member of the Taliban. Given this background the couple has nikah-e-masnuna or telephonic marriage , in which they pretend that the boy is Muslim. The details of his religious identity , however are revealed when the girl’s family visits her marital home after the marriage. The two families now become even more consumed by hatred and religious fanaticism. The play imagines a world where tools like social networking sites help in destroying misconceptions between countries and communities and in creating a less hatred –ridden world.
CSIR-Institute of Minerals & Materials Technology (IMMT), Bhubaneswar
Acharya Vihar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751013