Event Address: Lok Kala Manch, Gokalpuri, Institutional Area, Lodi Colony, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Description: This play is based on the story of a Naxalite, Virbhushan Patnaik, who was a medical doctor-turned-communist revolutionary. After getting capital punishment by the court, he was sent to a Central Jail before he is hanged where he met with a very rude and old-fashioned British-trained Superintendent Mr. Glad. He did not leave India after its independence rather chose to show his loyalty to tri-color surrendering his loyalty to the Union Jack. This novel is a conversation between these two people of different school of thought and later the Jailer's daughter Jennifer came to met the Naxalite and impressed by his thought. The story tells us why the jailer could not understand the enthusiasm the Naxalite still carries even after being given capital punishment. The passion he has for his revolution changed the thought of the jailer towards him and recognized him as a political prisoner, not as a criminal. The play shows the root cause of the Naxalite movement in India and its major consequences. The story of a medical doctor turned to a revolutionary helps us to know why even a well-educated person turned towards such a violent revolution. What forces drove him there and who are actually responsible for this? Serious thinking on these issues is much needed today when people are turning towards violence for the cause of religion. What factors motivate a person to become violent? This is a serious question to deal with.
Event Start Date: Aug 02, 2019 06:30 pm
Event End Date: Aug 02, 2019 09:00 pm