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EK DURACHARI RAJA
Sun Jun 4, 8:00 PM
EK DURACHARI RAJA (The Story of a Despot) is Shudrka's Hindi production inspired by Albert Camus’ “Caligula”. Here in this play the motif of death is compared to resistance against contemporary despotism, holding out love of the soil and collective voice that represent people’s hopes. In spite of restraining convention and law, the innately vicious autocratic tendency among rulers exists. This enabled modern figures like Amin and Milosevic to indulge in ‘Caligula-ism’ – their dangerous whims and murderous eccentricities, and it meant that the only remedy against those who terrorized, was assassination.