Daklakatha Devikavya

‘Daklakatha Devikavya’ is an experimental play drawing on the epic poetry and stories of the important Kannada writer and founder-member of the Dalit Sangharsha Samiti, K.B. Siddaiah. The piece begins with a re-reading of a cosmogonic myth and evolves through weaving Dalit rituals, beliefs, hunger and desire through song and storytelling. The play provokes us to think how received insights through the experience of untouchability force us to confront what it means to be human in the depths of our being.

Curated by: Quasar Thakore Padamsee

Date: 21 December 2023

Time: 7 PM - 9PM

Venue: Dinanath Mangeshkar Kala Mandir


  • Devisor, Director, Sound Design, Stage Design: Lakshmana K P 
  • Dramaturg, Translator, Subtitles: Mohit Kaycee 
  • Assistant Director, Vocalist, Translator: Skanda Ghate 
  • Assistant Director, Backstage: Sriharsha G N 
  • Production Manager, Vocalist: Poorvi Kalyani 
  • Lighting Design: Manju Narayan 
  • Lighting Execution: Sachin Ranganath  
  • Costume Design: Shwetha Rani 
  • Performers: Bindu Raxidi, Santhosh Dindgur, Bharath Dingri, Narasimharaju B. K, Ramika Chaithra
  • Musicians: Bharath Dingri, Narasimharaju B. K
  • Marketing and Publicity: Manoj Kumar 
  • Backstage: Chandrashekar K 

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