The politics of performance: Theatre, film and the cultural left

This year the Indian People’s Theatre Association completes 75 years of its standing. Samik Bandyopadhyay has been closely following the movement since its formative years and has written extensively on performance in the Indian culturespace. Apart from being a film and theatre critic, he has also translated works by Badal Sircar and Mahasweta Devi.

In the second part of a two part series, Kanika Katyal of the Indian Cultural Forum talks to him about the peoples’ theatre movement, the role of the cultural left today and more.

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Talking Translation with Samik Bandopadhyay
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