BWW Previews: MOHAN SE MAHATMA A New Play Relives Mahatma Gandhi
There are seldom plays on stage that helps youngsters connect with an important part of history. And a new play about to be showcased in Delhi does that. The award winning play Mohan Se Mahatma shows an important piece of Indian history that must be seen and understood. The play traces the times of Quit India Movement, a time of resistance and struggle during India's struggle for independence. The year is 1942 and Dr Sushila Nair is a detainee in Agakha jail. The occasion is to celebrate Mahatma Gandhi's birthday and in a flurry of activities Bapu, as Mahatma Gandhi was fondly called is remembered by Kasturba or Ba his wife who was married very young to Bapu.
Ba thinks of the times she spent with Mahatma in South Africa where he was a barrister. The story traces the journey of how Mohan Das Karam Chand Gandhi became Bapu and the journey that shaped India's struggle for freedom. It can be an important piece from India's history especially for youngsters to watch. Non violence and its importance and how it became an important tool in gaining independence is aptly portrayed. But that is not the only lesson that the youngsters will walk away with. There is also a bit on dandi march and Quit India movement.
While we all may have read about events leading up to India's independence, sometimes a theatrical presentation brings alive the story in much more minute details. The play is aimed towards piecing together moments from India's history that shaped the nation and in many ways shaped you and I.
Catch it for your dose of nationalism and respecting the independence movement
Shri Ram Centre Delhi, Aug 7, 7.00pmuit