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அருண் கோலட்கரின் கவிதை மனம் : ஒரு நிகழ்வு : நவம்பர் 13,2004

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Prakriti Foundation

is delighted to invite you to


Walking Down Arun Kolatkar’s Lane

A performance, using dialogue, verse and music, to explore

the reclusive poet’s mind.

at 7 p.m. on 13th November 2004

at Amethyst, Sundar Mahal, Padmavathy Road, Jeypore Colony

(Off Gopalapuram) Chennai-86

Please be seated by 6.50 p.m.


Cast : Dhritiman Chaterji

Craig Fernandes

Bhagirathi Narayanan

Abhinav Ramnarayan

Anushka Ravishankar

Vocals : Savita Narasimhan

Lights : M. Natesh

Equipment : Koothu-p-pattarai

Sound : Audioview

Script, Music, Direction : Gowri Ramnarayan

Irony and compassion unite in Arun Kolatkar’s (1932-2004) austere

verse. With a voice equally at ease in Marathi and English, his unique

visions light up dark, sceptic spaces, mirroring the real and the surreal.

Jejuri (winner of the Commonwealth Poetry Prize) confronts the aridity

of existence with a humour black and wry. The Kala Ghoda Poems

balance wonder with horror, as they mythicise the “city without a soul”.

Sarpa Satra, the ancient tale of Janamejaya’s spectacular ritual to

exterminate the race of snakes, turns into an echoic metaphor of

contemporary reality.


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