The Dread Departure

Translated by Gauri Deshpande
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In an unusually irreverent text that plays with the traditional Marathi musical mode of the mourning keertan and the theme of death, Satish Alekar’s The Dread Departure tells the story of a dead man who will be cremated the way he wants to be and no other way. He ‘lives’ on as a dead man till he stinks and his son battles with the civic authorities to honour his father’s last wishes, while his widow gets enamoured of a ghostly lover, ‘the third man from the left’ of the pall bearers. The play has a rich dose of black humour, pure fun, and the sense of a community coming to terms with death.

ISBN: 9788170460596
Pages: 78
Format: Paperback
Size: 5.5" x 8.5"
Publication Year: 2007
Rights: India
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