invites you for
at the Fourth Peace Day Festival
:Interpretations of Peace and Conflict
7 pm onwards, on 21st September 2009
@ Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre
Lodi Road, New Delhi
About Caliban: Also About Colombo
......a Hamara Shakespeare Fest'09 outreach
a play by the students of Loyola College, Chennai
in association with the Prakriti Foundation
Direction and design: Parnab Mukherjee
Principal Texts: Peter Handke, Edward Kamau Braithwaite, William Shakespeare, Sumathy and a collage of works from Jaffna poets
Synopsis: Who or what is a Caliban? Our play is not just a re-working of a Shakespeare classic treated with a collage of texts but a voyage to find Caliban amongst the dissident map in India and Sri Lanka.
All over these countries we are identifying "traitors." Traitors like people who legally question the government on the murder of Lasantha Wickeramatunge; like people who question the years of developmental apathy that led to the multiple flashpoints in Lalgarh and Nandigram; like editors who are shot dead in the north-east of India with an alarming regularity; like marginal voice arguing about the internment of 280,000 Tamils who are languishing in relief camps in the north and east of Serendip, like people who question the wrist-cutting barbarity in Kalinganagar, like poets waging war against aesthetics in claustrophobic set-ups where religion is invoked as a convenience to shoot down any artistic dissent...like.....
The play identifies Calibans and tries to reclaim the Tempest for him.
Other programmes include:
Panel Discussion on Manufacturing Peace, 19th September, 7.00 pm onwards @Amaltas, IHC
Peace Reels: Documentaries: The Lament of Niyamraja by Surya Shankar Dash; Damaged by Subrat Kumar Sahu; and Gaon Chhodab Nahin by KP Sasi, 22nd September, 7.00 pm onwards @Stein Auditorium, IH
Peace exhibition of books, films and more
This is an independently organised festival with venue support from India Habitat Centre.
Contact: 011-26027845/ 26033088/ 9350850820