Maili Chadar, or The Stained Shawl and Truth and Justice

31 October, 2023

Shanta Gokhale

These two plays by Shanta Gokhale explore power and injustice. The first, a tragedy, follows its protagonist’s trajectory from idealism to cynicism during a megalomaniac quest for power, while the second has dialogues between women from various places and generations reflecting on political conflict, including the communal violence in Gujarat and the Sri Lankan war.

Seagull Books, Rs 499, 156 pages