Onto the Stage - Slighted Souls and other stage and radio plays
- 53548 Words
- Ages 16 and up
A compendium of the author’s Indian stage
and radio plays:
"Slighted Souls" is a poignant love story set in rural Telangana, beset with feudal exploitation of the downtrodden dalits. Besides forcing the dalits to toil in the fields as bonded labor without impunity, the land owning doras had no qualms in reducing the womenfolk of this ilk as sex slaves in the gadis, which results in an armed rebellion engulfing two young lovers.
"Men at work on Women at work" is a tragic-comic episode depicting the fallout of sexual harassment at the workplace in the Indian urban setting with its traditional cultural underpinnings.
"Castle of Despair", built on the slippery ground of man's innate urge for one-upmanship, portrays its facade of falsity on the grand stage of human tragedy.
The radio play, "Love on Hold", lends voice to the felt anxieties of a man and a woman as their old flame gets rekindled and the dilemmas of possession faced by the couple in a conservative cultural background.
Keywords: Stage play, Radio play, Theatre, Drama, Indian stage play, Indian drama, Indian radio play, Indian theatre, Indian love story, Love story, Indian fiction, Political stage play, Revolution, Rebellion, Romantic stage plays, Romantic radio play, Sexual harassment at workplace, Sexual harassment, Exploitation, Old flame, Social drama, Ambition [more]