Sunday, July 23, 2017 | New Cultural Complex, Nritya Kala Mandir
Rasachakra presented a recital performance, ‘Hum Khawateen’, based on the writings of Muslim women published almost a century ago. The presentation began with “Ustaani Ka Tarruf”, an article that personified the Ustaani magazine as a teacher in a fascinating way. The author delved into the world of women’s magazine and highlighted some of the challenges of publishing such journals. In the next piece “Aap Beeti” the author exhorted other women not to give in to any pressure from society. The performers of great repute and honour included Alka Ranjan , Purwa Bharadwaj, Shweta Tripathi and Rizwan Fatima. Their magical performance mesmerized the spectators. The director, Vinod Kumar has experimented with a non-fictional writings which reflected in Hum Khawateen. Purva Bharadwaj selected writings for the presentation and was instrumental in developing the script.