Muktidham

Noted playwright and director Abhishek Majumdar’s latest production is the intellectual powerhouse, Muktidham. Tracing back to a period where Hindus were a minority in the country, the fictionalised piece based on historical evidence is set against the backdrop of a ‘Matha’ (Hindu monastery), in a fictional town called Beerpur. The eighth century was a time when the Pala Empire ruled the East of India and mass conversions to Buddhism were on the rise. Majumdar tries to dissect why all of the fascist movements eventually became anti- intellectual, especially focusing on the right wing movement.