"Kahani ki Kahani, Ismat ki Zubaani" Hindi Play on 29th June' 17 at 6:30 pm.A play based on Ismat Chughtai’s autobiography, Kaghazi hai Pairahan, and other stories
The play “Kahani ki kahani, Ismat ki zubaani” is based on the life of Ismat Chughtai as narrated in her autobiography KAGHAZI HAI PAIRAHAN and through four of her very important and most discussed stories; LIHAAF which explored homosexuality and gender and became synonymous with her name, DO HAATH that re-examined the concept of fatherhood and patriarchy, BICHHU PHUPI where relationships are redefined turning individuals so poisonous that they turn into virtual scorpions and DOZAQI on the power and capacity of perpetually sick, weak individuals who manage to create a ‘hell’ for their loved ones on this earth.
The play discusses her turbulent friendship with her contemporary Saadat Hasan Manto, an equally great writer, the stormy relationship with her husband Shahid Lateef, the struggle she had to undergo to educate herself and the strength mastered to break all ties to be able to view people from a distance and write stories objectively.
Venue : C. D. Deshmukh Auditorium, Main Building, India International Centre (IIC), 40 Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi.
Entry : Free.