Entry : Free (Seating on First-Come First-Served Basis)
Venue : Amaltas Hall, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003
Details : Ismat Chughtai Double bill – Dastangoi performance by Sunil Mehra and Askari Naqvi.
The tragic comic story of an eccentric and his beautiful ‘fair and lovely’ wife foregrounded against the crumbling and decay of the old feudal order in post Mughal period.
The hilarious, lacerating, biting, satirical story of Lajo – an ‘ immoral’, hugely truthful woman who lived by her own rules and cocked her snout at prevailing social & moral orthodoxies. Ismat Chugtai at her inimitable best!
Here is a video on Gharwali – note that Dastangoi is NOT your standard play – it is a story telling format – for more, see : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dastangoi
So what you will get will NOT be like the video hereunder – but me thinks will be fun anyways !