Thoughts on Kalakshetra Manipur

As I sit inside the theatre at Kalakshetra Manipur observing rehearsals of Ibsen’s “An Enemy of the People,” directed by Heisnam Tomba, I am witnessing a production that springs from life. I feel the breeze from outside on my back: there is no divide, a unity of rhythm between both worlds so that there is […]

Notes on Draupadi – a performance by Kalakshetra (Manipur)

Source: kaustubh October 19, 2014 0 It has been a while since I’ve been wanting to watch Draupadi by Kalakshetra Manipur and glad that finally could manage to watch it at India Habitat Centre. Based on a short story by Mahashweta Devi, Draupadi went on to become a major performance in the discourse of […]

News in the The Telegraph

Draupadi is a story about marginalised people who are continually oppressed by the powers that be. The protagonist, Draupadi (played by Heisnam Sabitri), an indigenous woman, fights against the atrocities being committed against her tribe. Ultimately, her husband Dulna is arrested and killed by the police. Draupadi, too, falls in their clutches. So what inspired […]