GUWAHATI, Nov 28 - An all-women performance under the banner of Pragapti Silpi Sangha, a city-based socio-cultural organisation, was staged recently at the Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra here.
The drama centred around the tragic state of a woman who was betrayed and abandoned by her husband and family for bearing a girl child and who had not been agreeable to abort her foetus. The child who grew under the care of a voluntary organisation was later selected for the IAS. The drama exposes the exploitation of women by men and a patriarchal society.
Dipti Baruah in the role of the mother, and Anju Bora, Simi Bargohain, Tilottama Sarma, Babli Das, Pubali Sarma, Priyanka Kalita and Krishna Kalita displayed their histrionic talents in different roles. The drama was written and directed by Labanya Kumar Deka.
Earlier, Purnima Pathak, a doyen of Assamese theatre, delivered her inaugural speech, while senior journalists DN Chakravartty and Anuradha Sarma Puzari addressed the function as the chief guest and the guest of honour respectively. Bhubaneswar Sarma, a drama activist, also spoke on the occasion.