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THEATRE "Kashmir Stories" English Play > 7pm on 23rd & 24th March 2019

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Venue :  Akshara Theatre, 11-12 B, Baba Kharak Singh Marg
Kashmir Stories English Play Akshara Theatre Creative

Time : 7:00 pm Add to Calendar 23/03/2019 19:00 24/03/2019 20:30 Asia/Kolkata THEATRE "Kashmir Stories" English Play Event Page : https://www.delhievents.com/2019/03/theatre-kashmir-stories-english-play-akshara.html Akshara Theatre, 11-12 B, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, New Delhi - 110001 DD/MM/YYYY

Entry : by tickets priced at Rs. 250, Rs. 350, Available at : 
Offline : at the venue before the show if not sold out
Contact Akshara theatre at : 011-23361075

Venue : Akshara Theatre, 11-12 B, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, New Delhi - 110001 
Landmark : Next to RML Hospital Emergency Gate 5
Venue Info : 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 "Kashmir Stories" English Play. 

Directed by Jalabala Vaidya & Anasuya Vaidya

A convoy of CRPF personnel is travelling on the road between Jammu and Srinagar. At Pulwama, an enormous blast by a suicide bomber kills 40 CRPF jawans. In New Delhi, we decided to make a theatre piece: KASHMIR STORIES based on a decade of travelling and film-making, in almost every corner of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.

The Past --                                                                                                                                                                                                     Kashmir – an idyllic place of natural beauty, populated by beautiful people, famous for its fruits and nuts, arts, crafts and foods. A warm and hospitable family home, whose members included Shia and Sunni Muslims, Pandits, Dogras, Buddhists, Gujjars, Bakarwals. A symbol of the composite culture of India.

The Present –                                                                                                                                                                                            Kashmir – flashpoint of war, insurgency and terrorism with global ramifications, where a fundamentalist militancy supported by arms and mercenaries from Pakistan threatens national security. Where ordinary people are sucked into an endless cycle of violence and terror. Where unemployment and corruption are rampant. Where ethnic cleansing has led to the forced migration of 250000 Hindus and 50000 liberal Muslims from the Valley.

Kashmir: what Does The Future Hold?

Kashmir Stories is an intense and hard-hitting stage drama that relives the people, encounters and issues experienced by internationally acclaimed theatre and television artists Gopal Sharman and Jalabala Vaidya, through a decade of travelling and filming in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.

Through heart-rending and incisive live enactments as well as extracts from documentary footage, Kashmir Stories introduces us to gun-toting militants in Sopore, a tough-talking Buddhist leader in Leh, a gardener in the Shalimar Gardens, a poet-musician singing by candle-light in a houseboat, children in a refugee camp in Jammu, hypocritical politicians and fearless journalists in Srinagar, embattled Rajputs in Bhadarwah, victims of police violence in Doda; soldiers, schoolchildren, housewives, farmers and nomads, and the poetry of Nund Rishi, that make up the melting-pot that is Kashmir.

It gives us a vivid and truthful insight into the issues that have led to the violence in the valley and the sorrow and tragedy that the violence has unleashed, all seen through the prism of artists’ eyes.

Enacted onstage, supported by documentary footage and accompanied by haunting music – both live and recorded -- Kashmir Stories gives voice to the tragedy and beauty of Kashmir, with hope for a peace-filled future.

Adapted for the stage by Jalabala Vaidya  and performed by Jalabala Vaidya, Nisa Shetty, Dhruv Shetty, Vikalp Mudgal, Surabh Sahni, R.S. Raghu and others.

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THEATRE "Kashmir Stories" English Play > 7pm on 23rd & 24th March 2019 THEATRE "Kashmir Stories" English Play > 7pm on 23rd & 24th March 2019 Reviewed by DelhiEvents on Sunday, March 24, 2019 Rating: 5

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