The female stand:
Alone but not abandoned
Udayasiri Wickremaratne’s theatrical creation
‘Suddek Oba Amathai’ has received mixed responses from critics and
reviewers over the course of its run on stages across the country.
Some have questioned whether it is in fact a play at all, whereas
others have hailed it as a bold innovative work of modernity that
adds much ingenuity to the local stagecraft.
Modern Iranian cinema and classical Persian poetry
Iran has a rich cultural tradition extending
over thousands of years. At the same time, modern Iranian cinema has
begun to generate a great deal of interest among international
audiences committed to serious art cinema. Is there a visible
connection between these two sentences?
Hindi and nation building
In this week’s column, I explore the vital role
that Hindi played in the Indian independence struggle and how it
assumes its present pre-eminen position among Indian languages. In a
way, the growth and spread of Hindi is phenomenal and is
intrinsically linked with India’s independence struggle.