Hires - Sat 29 at 7:45pm & Sun 30 at 7:15pm
Performed in Gujarati
The play is set against the background of Indian culture and society, yet the connotation of its substance and theme is universal, encompassing the experience of traditional communities, irrespective of their ethnic origin and belief. It deals with the family of Dina Nath Joshi (his wife, daughter and son) and son-in-law Arun Mahar Athawle. Both are victims as well as perpetrators of social injustice. They eventually join together to inflict devastating damage upon the family. The principles and ideals of Dina Nath Joshi thus disastrously get shattered.
The play does not offer any moral conclusion, nor does it suggest solutions to the chronic problems of prejudice, based on caste, colour and creed. Rather it acts as window through which one painfully observes the contradictions, conflicts and inequities of everyday life and how one’s ideals dissolve away in the melting pot of the modern day society.
Kanyadaan does not point a finger of accusation, but leaves the individual to think hard about one’s culpability.
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