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Date(s) - 17/12/2016
5:00 pm

Alliance Francaise de Bangalore



5.00 & 7.30 pm | 17th of December | Alliance Française auditorium

An evening that will transport you to a bygone era. An era that we have much to learn from. In this series, we attempt to recreate the magic of an artist who has stood the test of time. This month we celebrate the writings of Saadat Hasan Manto.
Saarthak Productions presents A Tribute to Saadat Hasan Manto, one of the greatest writers of Indian subcontinent, an Indian soul trapped in Pakistan. Saadat Hasan Manto, fondly referred to as ‘Manto’, wrote more than 270 short stories, few movie scripts and plays before dying at an early age of forty two in Lahore, Pakistan. A short span of his writing carrier can be easily divided into two phases, the first one consisting of a wide range of experiences and the second, being a result of the impact of partition and his experiences thereof. The pure simplicity of language and honest depiction of the incidents and experiences, makes him an exceptional Indian writer in Hidustani language. We invite you to come and revisit ‘Manto’ in all his splendour on 17 th December.

17 dec

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Chandrama Deshmukh is a poet, playwright, creative writer and storyteller. What started as scribbled thoughts on paper made its way to two published books of poems and several stories and scripts. She believes that words and stories have immense power and literature is the language of soul. She is a founder of an online poetry communitywww.HighOnPoems.comand calls it her small contribution to the world of poetry. Chandrama writes in Marathi, Hindustani and English. For her writing, like any other art form is a therapy. Expressing thoughts, weaving them in words and connecting to like minded artists is like meditation. As she puts it – writing makes you completely aware of your existence and guides you to a transcendent state of being.Manto Ki Kahaniyan is one of her endeavours to bring stories to life.

Vidya Shanker, is an actor and stand up comic, active in Bangalore theatre scene over 5 years . Cricketer turned actor started his theatre stint with Impromptu Theatre (unscripted plays) and trained in various forms like playback, forum and complete the story forms. His scripted theatre acting started with Gulzaar Sahab’s masterpiece ‘Kharaashein’ , directed and produced under the banner of Bangalore based premier theatre group Saarthak Productions, which had 7 full house shows in Bangalore. Ever since he has done 2 full length plays, 3 short plays and involvedin many ongoing projects, apart from theatre work he has done 2 short movie which have participated in many film festivals. The actor finds his inspiration from the surrounding and believes in portrayal of emotion with its rawness. He is involved in various ongoing productions which will be staged in coming months in Bangalore and outside.