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Clearing the Rubble

Clearing the Rubble

A Radio Play (Penguin Petit)

Mahesh Dattani
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‘A playwright of world stature’—Mario Relich, Wasafiri

Clearing the Rubble, a radio play for three voices, was commissioned by BBC Radio to commemorate the first anniversary of the massive earthquake that devastated Gujarat on 26 January 2001. Two lives are brought together by tragedy. Toby, an English journalist, decides to help a young Muslim boy whose mother and two sisters are buried under the debris of the fallen hospital. The play is a touching tale of the victims of both natural calamity and social discrimination.

‘At last we have a playwright who gives sixty million English-speaking Indians an identity’—Alyque Padamsee

‘Powerful and disturbing’—The New York Times

Imprint: Penguin

Published: Jul/2013

Length : 580 Pages

MRP : ₹99.00

Clearing the Rubble

A Radio Play (Penguin Petit)

Mahesh Dattani

‘A playwright of world stature’—Mario Relich, Wasafiri

Clearing the Rubble, a radio play for three voices, was commissioned by BBC Radio to commemorate the first anniversary of the massive earthquake that devastated Gujarat on 26 January 2001. Two lives are brought together by tragedy. Toby, an English journalist, decides to help a young Muslim boy whose mother and two sisters are buried under the debris of the fallen hospital. The play is a touching tale of the victims of both natural calamity and social discrimination.

‘At last we have a playwright who gives sixty million English-speaking Indians an identity’—Alyque Padamsee

‘Powerful and disturbing’—The New York Times

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Mahesh Dattani

Mahesh Dattani is a playwright, screen writer, film - maker and stage director with several scripts and productions to his credit. For his writing he was honoured with the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award in 1998. He has directed and scripted critically acclaimed films like Mango Souffle and morning Raga. The script of Morning Raga has been archived by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, USA. His screenplays, along with his stage plays, have been published by Penguin. Dattani is also a workshop facilitator for several writing and acting courses, having conducted workshops in many parts of the world, most notably at the Portland State University in Oregon, USA. He has collaborated with international theatre companies like Border Crossings, most recently in Shanghi with Chinese, Swedish and English actors. He also writes scripts for BBC Radio 4.

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