Seven Steps around the Fire
Penguin Petit

Seven Steps around the Fire

A Stage Play (Penguin Petit)


"‘A playwright of world stature’—Mario Relich, Wasafiri In this stage adaptation of his radio play of the same name, Mahesh Dattani weaves an enthralling murder mystery featuring amateur sleuth Uma Rao, wife of Bangalore’s Superintendent of Police. Following the brutal murder of Kamla, a beautiful eunuch, Uma’s investigation leads her into the mysterious world of the hijra community, where shocking truths and labyrinthine conspiracies abound. ‘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
"Mahesh Dattani is a playwright, screenwriter, film-maker and stage director with several scripts and productions to his credit. As a writer, he was awarded the prestigious Sahitya Akademi award in 1998. He has directed and scripted critically acclaimed films like Mango Soufflé and Morning Raga. 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 Portland State University in Oregon, USA. He has collaborated with international theatre companies like Border Crossings, most recently at Shanghai with Chinese, Swedish and English actors. He also writes scripts for BBC Radio 4. His current works include a stage adaptation of Paulo Coelho’s classic best-seller The Alchemist and also the script of Brief Candle, directed by Lillete Dubey."
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