Book Buddies of Sainik farms ended this year’s session on a lovely spring day! The talented duo of the two Shubhams enacted the plays ‘Antar hot udaasi and Gaato in the Daastangoi genre of theatre.’ a play beautifully enacted by the talented duo Shubhams ..in the picturesque garden of the Gorwaneys. The ambience, the lunch and the warmth of the hosts, Suman and Subhash Gorwaney enhanced the magic of the afternoon …some of you were really missed.
ABOUT the Play
The two stories in dastangoi form in which one ‘Gaato’ (गातो) (Writer:Ashfaq Ahmad) is a tale of affection between a child Qayyum and his kitten pet, Gaato. Things get tragic when Qayyum’s sweet little kitten Gaato is taken away by his helpless father and is then gifted to his roguish boss’s wife. Then Qayyum struggles a lot to take back his seprated pet. This story is basically a satire in the class discrimination of our modern society.
“Antar Hot Udaasi” (अंतर होत उदासी) (Writer: Bano Qudasia) on the other hand is a tale associated with the female disappointments and the helpless conditions they face.
The soul of the story is narrated by character “Haazra”. This soul stirring tale unveils how Haazra has turned out to be a heartless person after witnessing so many heart breaks and sexual abuses. A true love in her life is missing.
Book Buddies, a book club based in New Delhi, celebrated the art of storytelling. It was interesting to note that while many book clubs are full of readers of Jeffrey Archer, Sidney Sheldon, Marcus Zusack and so many others, here was another book club that put the regional and hindi literature to the members’ notice.