Play- Kesro

On January 16, 2017
By Punjab Arts Council

Theatre For Theatre in collaboration with Ministry of Culture (Govt.of India) & Punjab Arts Council & Deptt. of #CulturalAffair, #Haryana presents 12th TFT Winter National Theatre Festival 2017 from 15th January to 21st January, 2017
at Randhawa Auditorium, Punjab Kala Bhawan, Sector 16, Chandigarh
Play- Kesro
Date: 16th January 2017
Written By: Sh. BalwantGargi
Direction: SunitaDhir
About the Play : To save himself from the scorching heat and loo of Delhi, Balwant Gargi went to Kashmir and he stayed in the beautiful scenic valley of Pahalgam near the Lidder River for at least a month. Even while staying there, Gargi could not forget his hometown, Bathinda’s famous sand dunes, his village and the neighborhood, the fields of millet and other crops. The mind and soul of Gargi was sensitive and very imaginative at the same time. So he started characterizing and glorifying his area’s brave women, miser landlords and businessmen, sharp and cunning women and doubting husbands. All these characters’ nature, their way of living, their clothing style, their habits were fully brought to light by Gargi.
When the language quotient of these characters came up, Gargi could not forget his maternal grandmother’s and his mother’s language which was instilled in him since the very beginning and was purely genetic in nature. So after all this, with the characters, lingo and the suitable environment in Gargi’s imaginative mind, he sat down and took to play righting. And in 1951, he wrote a very enjoyable and informative play which was titled “Kesro.”
The plot of #Kesro revolves around miser traders and lenders who exploit poor villagers and charge an enormous high rate of interest due to which they capture the poor people’s land, homes and their belongings. One of the major reasons of this exploitation is the illiteracy of the villagers due to which they are not able to realize what type of accounts are made and what amounts are entered in the ledgers and journals. The hard work and the painstaking sacrifice of the Jatts and the farmers would result only in tears and debt traps. And because of this, their children are stuck in the circle of hunger and illness and the poison of poverty in their lives sucks their souls out slowly and slowly. They are tortured physically, emotionally and mentally.
On one hand there was poverty and on the other hand, there was the plague of illiteracy due to which the villagers were living a life full of hell. Even after being able to see everything with their eyes, these poor illiterate people were just roaming around the darkness in their lives with no knowledge and #education whatsoever.
In spite of these hard circumstances, if a woman tries to come out of this darkness and wants to gain knowledge and educate herself, the villagers and the other people look at her with an eye of suspicion which is a very common sight in the rural villages of #Punjab.
Kesro is a story of that woman who is brave, courageous and has a deep common sense. She fights all the problems and moves forward in her life, she educates herself and also convinces other women of the village to educate themselves so as to be able to save themselves from the exploitation trap of the evil miser lenders and traders.
Even though in the last 40 years there have been many #political and #social changes but this story of Kesro related to the villages of Punjab and the issue of illiteracy hits you very hard and is prevalent even in today’s contemporary times.



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