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Shasthra Santhana

Shasthra Santhana

Drama | Kannada | Age 8+


The whole world is raging with war hysteria. It is frightening, as the cruel smell and indelible blood on Lady Macbeth’s palms. Sadism, supported and controlled by market forces, is kept alive. The weapon market, as an avocation, is shattering the relationships of nation, language, and religion. Shastra Santhana attempts at examining the evils and difficulties of society.

The first victims of war are women, the poor, the Dalits and the tribals. A character in the play observes, “an inebriated woman is not inferior to a battlefield, however, viewed.” All mythological, historical and contemporary narratives equate the control over a woman with land ownership. The relationship between the poor and the war is a more sensitive issue. According to Bertolt Brecht, war has been a continues process. After every war, the sufferers on either side are always the hungry ones. This is true in the case of urban violence also.

Shastra Santhana tries to effectively dramatise these facts and examine the distress caused to women and Dalits, the backdrop being Kurukshetra. The play is not just about Mahabharatha but about India.

Shastra Santhana is directed by Dr. Sripad Bhat, whose play Paapu Baapu Aada Kathe has successfully been staged a thousand times, a record of sorts.   


  • Age Limit: 8+
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