11:00 AM Onwards
Mahadevbhai (1892-1942) is a reminder of a healthy tradition that is slowly being obliterated by the devices of deep hatred and prejudice. The character that occupies centrestage is Mahadev Desai, secretary and onlooker to Gandhiji. The play is based on the daily diary that Mahadevbhai maintained, in which he jotted down the innumerable letters to and by Gandhiji, as well as conversations and banter, lectures and discourses.
The form chosen is of lively storytelling, interspersed with humour, as one actor plays out various historical characters like Gandhiji, Mahadevbhai, Jawaharlal Nehru, Vallabhbhai Patel and Dr. B R Ambedkar, among others.
The attempt is to understand the thoughts and principles that Gandhiji stood for; principles that are even more relevant in today’s world ``non-violence, economic processes that favour the poorest of the poor, religious tolerance, removal of untouchability & discrimination, the status of women”
Cast: Jaimini Pathak
Written & directed by: Ramu Ramanathan
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