Sarkari Feminism (2010-11)

Muntazir, Jitender, Payal - Sarkari Feminism

The play’s analysis of the feminist cause is multi-layered. It works on at least three levels. The first inter-phase is with government policy. Taking an irreverent look at Commissions and Committees appointed by the state to look into women’s problems, the play presents a ribald, humorous take on these attempts. Then  is the intervention of independent groups better than that of the state? Are they more capable of surmounting their class biases and better able to understand and address the issues? And leaning on the group’s incessant work with women in slums and bastis of north India the play presents stories that scream out the need for redress on their own terms.

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