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Azad The Obscure

Playwrights wake up to new faces and facets of history. The stage is set.

Azad The Obscure
Abhijit Bhatlekar
Azad The Obscure
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Expunged from memory, moments like these are stunning audiences across the country, in plays like Satyadev Dubey's Bhutam Kin Karoti Na Paapam (What Sin Would a Ghost Not Commit?), Sayeed Alam's Maulana Azad and Ramu Ramanathan's 3, Sakina Manzil. Highly regarded writers and directors of Marathi, Hindi, Urdu and English. Each of them identified by the political plasma that surges through their body of work till now.

At a time when theatre is supposedly dead, their new penchant is unearthing a pantheon of protagonists from history. Says theatre critic Keval Arora: "Globally, and in India, what we are witnessing is an urge to uncover, rather discover, history."

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