September 16-17, 2017
Sat, Sep 16, 6:00 pm
Sun, Sep 17, 2:00 pm
SETU in collaboration with India Association of Greater Boston (IAGB) is organizing a fundraising theatrical event for Ekal, a non-profit organization dedicated to provide basic education for rural and tribal people in India. Tendulkar’s Kamala is a fitting tribute to the plights of the underprivileged tribal and rural citizens of India. India’s most prominent playwright effectively blends together urban sophistication and rural simplicity. In that process he convincingly brings attention to the similar forms of oppression that women endure, regardless of their social class.
The event will also be featuring a “skit” of gossiping wedding invitees from the rich, middle, and poor/tribal social strata with embedded popular Bollywood songs and dances.
Vijay Tendulkar’s classic and bold English play that brings to the fore the male chauvinism and tribal slave trade issues in India. The play is based on the real-life experience of a journalist, who in early 1980’s exposed a social malaise that continues to pervade contemporary India. The putrescent issues the play brings to the fore are slave trade and male chauvinism, the two most insidious problems that malign the lives of millions of women in India.