A group of excited Dasis anticipates the impending war with excitement and awe, celebrating the bravery of the men who will fight the war until they are influenced by Gandhari's perspective of the war.
On the other hand, Krishna comes to meet Duryodhana to convince him, one last time, to sign a treaty of peace. Placing choice as central to life, we look at the play from the perspective of the Dasis - who are the least consulted and most affected by the Kurukshetra war.
Are we gender sensitive as a society/system? Are we aware of who this system/society is that we constantly fear? Who sets the rules and who perpetuates them? As much as women are the victims of a patriarchal system, so are men. Despite the harm patriarchy bears on us, both genders can be perpetrators of this system. One of the ways in which we are party to it is by upholding and enforcing a set of false images of an "Ideal Woman" and an "Ideal Man."
Sandhaana is a play written by H S Venkatesh Murthy.
M D Pallavi is the Music Director