META in partnership with Vani Prakashan, META is bringing out the script of ‘Agarbatti’ – winner of META 2019’s Best Original Script Award 

New Delhi: To mark 15 years of celebrating the best in Indian Theatre, Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards & Festival (META) is proud to announce an exciting new initiative, as a part of which, each year, META will publish the winning script from the Best Original Script category, in partnership with various publishing houses.

This year, in partnership with Vani Prakashan, META is bringing out the script of ‘Agarbatti’ – winner of META 2019’s Best Original Script Award- as a published work. The play is written by Ashish Pathak and directed by Swati Dubey

A tale of caste, gender, class, conflict, and politics, ‘Agarbatti’ is based on the Behmai massacre committed by Bandit Queen Phoolan Devi and her gang to avenge her gangrape by the upper-caste Thakur men of Behmai. Log on to the event livestream on our Facebook and YouTube pages on 18th August at 11:30 AM

Join us for the virtual book launch and a discussion on the ‘Widows of Behmai” featuring an illustrious panel of speakers who will delve into the complexities and intricacies of the award-winning script.

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