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Nagamandala: Play With A Cobra

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The multi-ethnic and multi-caste communities of the Himalayan regionare today witnessing the revival of ethnic and religious consciousness leading to widespread social and political upheaval. This collection engages with the rapid social change and acute religious and identity crises that have emerged in an area extending from Gilgit to Eastern Nepal.
Paperback, 46 pages
Published 1990 by Oxford University Press (first published 1988)
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Anuron Mitra
I believe the description given here for the play is total bullshit . The story is set in the south of India and not in the Himalayan region as it says here. Moreover the geographical context is of special import since the play and movie deals with the customs and superstitions of Karnataka . So not only is the description a crass racist bigoted generalisation but also a half assed bullshit attempt to portray some sort of cultural diversity.
Shivangi Shah
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Suhasini Srihari
A very quick read it was! Thoroughly enjoyed visualizing the characters as the story read. The play of cobra in humans' lives marks a good theme to the play. The play has in it the sense of the local flavour and serves well to the connection between the readers and the region portrayed in the play.
Manish Goel
Writing style was engaging but core story is grandmother's tale, repetitive and read/seen several places earlier.
Very nicely written. The personification of the snake with love and adultery is just awesome. Very meaningful.
Parag Kale
I read the Marathi version of this.
Its an amazing script/play to read.
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