JASHN-E-QALAM | StoryPlay
Solo Performances of Hindustani Short Stories
What happens if a middle-class man’s most prized possession - his scooter - goes missing? Will wisdom & knowledge be sacrificed at the altar of modern education? Unwrap these questions through scintillating performances of timeless hindustani short stories written by Bhisham Sahni & Munshi Premchand. With no sets or props, this is theatre at its simplest and purest, where Story is King & Imagination reigns Supreme!
About the Stories
Bhisham Sahni's LEELA NANDLAL KI | Enacted by Ajit Mehla
It’s the good old Nineties! A middle-class man’s most prized possession - his scooter - goes missing! To recover it he must enter a mystic maze of mirrors - The great Indian bureaucracy!
Premchand's BADE BHAISAHAB | Enacted by Vicky Ahuja
The Hare & the Tortoise are brothers in school. Will wisdom & knowledge be sacrificed for information & degrees at the altar of modern education?
About the Writers
Bhisham Sahni (8 August 1915 – 11 July 2003) was a strong voice that spoke of the pain of uprooting of millions, of loneliness, of boredom, of egotistical demons hidden behind altruism and of political manoeuvrings of varied shades. his oeuvre encompassed a wide range of literary forms: novels, short stories, plays, essays. Tamas, his best known novel, won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1975 and was subsequently adapted for Television.
Munshi Premchand (31 July 1880 – 8 October 1936) continues to be a mirror to Indian society and its traditions. A socialist, feminist, progressive intellectual much before these terms acquired their modern definitions, he believed in championing the cause of the marginalised through his writing. Greed, dishonesty, cruelty abound in this world, as do kindness, bravery & humour.
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