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Mandragora: King of India

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The latest play in Tara Arts' Borders of Love project, which explores pre-colonial Anglo-Indian relations.
Paperback, 96 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by Oberon Books
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Alisha
Jul 02, 2016 rated it liked it
Playwright is actually Nirjay Mahindru

This play is Shakespeare-meets-India, reminiscent of A Midsummer Night's Dream. It has intrigue, a bit of farce, love triangles, delusions of grandeur and some characters speak in rhymes or asides to the audience which I think add to the charm.

I feel the play was written for an Anglo-British audience, not for Indians, based on certain words/phrases that were "translated." But this aspect broke the spell for me, made characters seem less authentic.

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