Nirvanam on 26 September 2008
by Pritham K. Chakravarthy
Date: 26th September 2008
Time: 6 p.m.
Venue: Main Quadrangle, Tata Institute of Social Sciences
is a powerful one person performative exploration of the journey towards becoming an Aravani (or transgendered subject). Nirvanam refers to the act of liberating oneself from the male body and transforming oneself to a female. This narrative bears witness to the tumultuous journey towards a reinvented selfhood, a journey fraught with violence, exploitation, affection and courage
Pritham K Chakravarthy is a storyteller, playwright, director and actor. Scripted and performed by Pritham, Nirvanam was a part of The Edinburgh International Festival 2002. Since then all her solo pieces, Nirvanam, Mirror/Kannadi and Dushala have been performed extensively in the UK and USA. Within the country they have been featured at The Park Other Festival, The Metro Theatre Festival, Bangalore Habba and Natarani Festival of Non-violence. She has been the recipient of several fellowships, including Ashoka Innovators Fellowship, 1995-96, Fulbright Fellowship, 2002-2003, Charles Wallace Fellowship, 2007 and the SARAI Independent Fellowship 2007. She is also an author and a translator. Her latest work includes The Blaft Anthology of Tamil Pulp Fiction and Zero Degree – Charu Nivedita. She is currently Artist in Residence at the Centre for Media and Cultural Studies, TISS.
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