Budhan Theatre: Theatre for Community Development

Budhan Theatre: Theatre for Community Development

Courtesy Budhan Theatre  A population of some 60 million “denotified tribes” can be found throughout India today. Since 1998, the Budhan Theatre (http://www.budhantheatre.org/) has performed street plays to raise awareness about the condition of such tribes. They work to bring about social change by raising awareness of the historical plight of Denotified Tribes, notably the…

In Defence of our Secular Tradition: The SAHMAT Collective

In Defence of our Secular Tradition: The SAHMAT Collective

Since 1989, the influential Delhi-based Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust (SAHMAT) has offered a platform for artists, writers, poets, musicians, actors, and activists to create and present works of art that promote artistic freedom and celebrate secular, egalitarian values in India. SAHMAT has issued statements; organised art exhibits and musical performances, street theatre, rallies and public…