Postcard from Bardoli
In 1928, drought-stricken farmers of Bardoli, Gujarat, embarked on a Satyagraha against the increase of land tax rates imposed on them by the British India government. This successful agitation, led by Vallabhbhai Patel, earned him the title ‘Sardar’. Written by Ramu Ramanathan, directed by Jaimini Pathak Postcard from Bardoli is set in post-liberal India, when we were battling for food, education, employment and economic security.
Mihir grows up in a world full of promise. He is free spirited, happy until the Bardoli Satyagraha changes his life forever. Drawing inspiration from his hero, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Mihir embarks on a perilous journey much against his father’s wishes. Enacted by Amol Parashar and Jaimini Pathak the 80 minute play tells about those who learn nothing from history and are condemned to repeat it.
Showing on Tue 9th and Wed 10 July @7 and 9pm Prithvi Theatre, Juhu.
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