By Arjun Ghosh
A historical past of the Jana Natya Manch chronicles the delivery and progress of the Jana Natya Manch (Janam), a Delhi-based radical theater workforce which has been energetic when you consider that 1973. starting within the early Seventies, whilst a bunch of younger scholars in Delhi sought to proceed the legacy of the Indian Peoples' Theatre organization, the ebook takes a detailed yet severe examine a few of the levels within the 4 many years of the theatre collective. the writer has additionally captured inside of those pages the functioning of Janam as a firm, its equipment of attracting and coaching clean expertise, the method of scripting, interactions with mass businesses, the adventure of appearing nearly skin-to-skin with its spectators within the filth of Indian streets, and masses extra. This ebook isn't just a narration of Janam s heritage, improvement and functioning, it's also an try and throw clean mild at the perform of theater.
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In certain occasions, they also used the CITU office or certain flats allotted to CPI(M) Members of Parliament (MPs) within the same premises. Not all the members of the theater group were sympathizers of the CPI(M) and they did feel a discomfort in rehearsing in the party office. They realized that in the absence of resources, it was ideological support which allowed them to continue with their theatrical activities. ” Speaking about the role of CPI(M) leadership, Kavita Nagpal says: “Com. Major [Jaipal Singh] was very cooperative and sympathetic to our efforts.
But Janam too could not continue its practice of 9 10 A History of the Jana Natya Manch theater or be able to reach out to its intended spectators—the working people—without the support from the trade unions and other allied organizations. This conversation between Janam and allied organizations of the Left in Delhi over the priorities before the movement and the importance of art in it is an ongoing one. Machine was important for many more reasons. In the course of producing Machine, Janam made several aesthetic choices, which have defined its own theater as well as street theater in India in general.
Within seconds, thousands of people would gather. The skit grew every day. We would add new things. And after the performance people would come to us and say, “You could do this and talk about that also”. (Hashmi 1989, 157) The atmosphere of terror that followed after the declaration of Emergency caused the members of Janam to go into a period of inactivity. Some members of the group would informally meet in each others’ houses or at auditoriums or tea stalls. They would discuss matters related to politics, art and theater, read plays and poetry.
A History of the Jana Natya Manch: Plays for the People by Arjun Ghosh