Friday, September 23, 2005

Dreams of Tipu Sultan

"My mission is to oust British out of India". Tipu Sultan, one of the greatest kings in the Indian history, a great man, who respected all religons, a man who had only one vision "Ousting the British".

All this is what I saw and felt in a play which I attended,(thanks to a friend of mine who invited me over as his wife was busy). The play "Dreams of Tipu Sultan" was performed in Rangashankara a theatre in J.P Nagar Bangalore. It is written by Girish Karnard, and performed by ART(Artists Repository Theatre).

It showed the dreams of Tipu Sultan interspersed with his life events and how he interpreted the dreams. Though as by my reckoning, the dreams parts was lesser than the actual life events.

Overall a well directed play and the performance was good. It had no sets/backdops, and yet the quality of the actors pulled it off. A must watch if possible or a must read of the book.

Rating: 4 out of 5


At 11:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tipu Sultan is religious bigot following the religion of "peace".

--Tipu forcibly circumcised thousands of Hindus and compelled
them to eat cow-meat, a monstrous act of impiety. He once
seized two thousand Nair women and delivered them to his
troops as prostitutes. His rule became unbearable to the non-
kloslem population living in his kingdom.


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