The Theatre Post – Mahabharata

In the evening of the last day of war

Deep gloom is spread all around

A desolate lane of Kaurava’s palace

Only two guards on sentry duty. 

The stylized costumes of Ebrahim Alkazi’s open air staging of Dharmavir Bharti’s Andha Yug (A Blind Age) which deals with the aftermath of the Mahabharata war. Sadly no up close ladies.

Peter Brook’s Mahabharata,with a multinational cast, takes the anti-Bollywood route with voluminous, austere garments that are nevertheless not accurate for the time.

The first photograph is of Mallika Sarabhai as Drapaudi.

The second is possibly the three elder queens of the epic.

Conflicting views on the production herehere and here.

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