|Ticket Price:||₹ 300|
|Cast:||Jaya Pandey, Akash Athwani, Minti Jain, Naveen Tater, Karan Manveer Singh Dalal, Murtuza Khetty, Musten Jiruwala, Vincent Fernandez, Pranav Verma, Aditya Kalyan, Maitreyi DT, Ranjitha S|
|Presented By:||Bangalore Little Theatre|
|Location:||JAGRITI, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Whitefield, Bengaluru, 560066|
2021-22 is being celebrated as the 160th birth anniversary year of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore world-wide. The commemoration would be particularly relevant for literary and cultural groups committed to peace and social justice, ideals that Tagore upheld till the end.
The story of the Kabuliwala was written by Rabindranath Tagore towards the end of the nineteenth century, and published in 1892. That was more than twenty years before he received the Nobel Award for Literature. It was a short story, merely fifteen minutes in narration. It went on to become one of the most loved, most translated and most cited of Tagore’s works in prose. The deep bonds developing spontaneously between a child and a grown-up stranger from two entirely different cultures is one of the strongest testaments of the goodness of humankind. The play Kabuliwala Calling is an original adaptation for the stage developed at Bangalore Little Theatre. The story is presented by the Kabuliwalas of Kolkata themselves. Historical details of the Afghan community are added to provide the context.