Actress Mita Vashisht’s shout out to the capital city on her widely-anticipated dramatic reading performance of Mahasweta Devi’s ‘Behind the Bodice/Choli Ke Pichhey’ at the ILF Samanvay Translations Series – 13 July at 7pm at the Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre.
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People, Power & Prophecy in the writing of Mahasweta Devi
By CHITRALEKHA BASU
Originally published in the September 2016 issue of the Caravan Magazine Sometime in 2000, I watched the actor Sabitri Heisnam play the eponymous protagonist in a stage adaptation of Mahasweta Devi’s 1976 story ‘Draupadi.’ Set against the backdrop of the Naxalite movement…