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THEATRE "After Rani Padmini...BLOODLUST: Broken Heroes of the Delhi Sultanate" English Historical Play > 3rd & 4th March 2018

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Venue : Akshara Theatre, 11-12 B, Baba Kharak Singh Marg
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3rd March : 7:30 pm Add to Calendar 03/03/2018 19:30 03/03/2018 20:40 Asia/Kolkata THEATRE "After Rani Padmini...BLOODLUST: Broken Heroes of the Delhi Sultanate" English Historical Play Event Page : http://www.delhievents.com/2018/02/after-rani-padmini-bloodlust-broken-heroes-delhi-sultanate-play-akshara-theatre.html Akshara Theatre, 11-12 B, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, New Delhi - 110001 DD/MM/YYYY
4th March : 6:30 pm Add to Calendar 04/03/2018 18:30 04/03/2018 19:40 Asia/Kolkata THEATRE "After Rani Padmini...BLOODLUST: Broken Heroes of the Delhi Sultanate" English Historical Play Event Page : http://www.delhievents.com/2018/02/after-rani-padmini-bloodlust-broken-heroes-delhi-sultanate-play-akshara-theatre.html Akshara Theatre, 11-12 B, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, New Delhi - 110001 DD/MM/YYYY

Duration : 1 hour 10 mins. 

Entry : by Tickets priced at Rs. 150, Rs. 250, Rs. 350, Available at :
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Offline : At the venue before the show
Note : For 12 years old and above. 

Venue : Akshara Theatre, 11-12 B, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, New Delhi - 110001 
Landmark : Next to RML Hospital Emergency Gate 5
Venue Info : Events | About | Map | Nearest Metro Stations - 'Shivaji Stadium (Airport Line)''Patel Chowk(Yellow Line)Exit Gate - 3' & 'R. K. Ashram Marg(Blue Line)' Exit Gate - 4
Parking : Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital public parking or Inside Akshara Theatre

Event Description : THEATRE : Akshara Theatre presents "After Rani Padmini...BLOODLUST: Broken Heroes of the Delhi Sultanate" English Historical Play 

Like most of us, the hullabaloo over Padmawat/i left me wondering what the furore was all about. I pored through Google, Wikipedia and various other websites, ordered and read some of the enormous tome “The Padmawat of Malik Muhammed Jayasi”, Abraham Eraly’s “Age of Wrath”,  B.N. Karkra’s “Rani Padmini”, Vatsyayana’s “Kama Sutra” even my daughter Yashna’s 7th std History textbooks.

Through all this reading, another story emerged, a story that was fragmented and hazy, in bits and pieces, but an amazing story, one that could in fact constitute the very first Indian War of Independence. The story of a group of Gujarati slaves who rose to very high positions in the court of Alaudin Khilji – namely Malik Kafur, Kamala Devi, her daughter Deval Devi and eunuchs Hasan and Husamuddin – and the audacious rebellion planned by them against the Sultanate.

The story is told by these characters and recorded by court historians Amir Khusrau and Zia ud din Barani, replete with facts (and a little bit of fiction), and by some contemporary, modern Indians.

India in the14th century was the scene of bloody conquest, fierce battles, heinous mass rape, blood, loot, expanding empire, strategy, valour and violence. It was also a period when the seeds of harmony were sown through the mystic Sufi poetry of Amir Khusrau. The fascinating and provocative historical incidents on which this play is based take place towards the end of the Khilji dynasty, after Rani Padmini, Ratan Singh and Alauddin Khilji have played their roles.  

BLOODLUST is a searing and thought-provoking play, which depicts the effects of war, of violent rape on women, and through the scenes set in contemporary times, exposes the blinkered colonial vision through which we view our own history.

Yet is also a tender love story between men and women who have been ravaged by violence and bloodshed, struggling to find love and honour in an unpredictable, fearsome age.

Starring Nisa Shetty as Kamala Devi, Zorian Cross as Amir Khusrau, Vikalp Mudgal as Zia ud din Barani, Vidur Mohan as Malik Kafur along with other members of the Akshara Repertory. 

Written in English by Anasuya Vaidya

Directed by Anasuya Vaidya and Jalabala Vaidya

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THEATRE "After Rani Padmini...BLOODLUST: Broken Heroes of the Delhi Sultanate" English Historical Play > 3rd & 4th March 2018 THEATRE "After Rani Padmini...BLOODLUST: Broken Heroes of the Delhi Sultanate" English Historical Play > 3rd & 4th March 2018 Reviewed by Rohit Malik on Sunday, March 04, 2018 Rating: 5

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