Azadi: The Story of Freedom – Writers Reception Invitation

Series nameProductions: Azadi - The Story of Freedom
Description

The front of this A5 invitation card features an image of a sculpture by Indian aritst Nek Chand. As part of the ‘Azadi – The Story of Freedom’ performances, Mán Melá held a Writer’s Reception on 21 April 1998 at the October Gallery in London. The event also featured a performance of the show and a presentation on sculptor Nek Chand.

Date of Creation / Publication1997 - 1998
CreatorMán Melá Theatre Company
Associated Person/ OrganisationRai, Dominic
LocationLondon
Collection and Reference NumberMán Melá Theatre Company Collection (GB 2661 MM)
Catalogue NumberMM/PRO/AZ/4
CopyrightThe Creator and/ or the associated person or organisation where applicable.
Access to originalsThe originals are located at SADAA
Series notes‘Azadi: The Story of Freedom’ was produced by Mán Melá in 1997, to celebrate fifty years of independent writing in India and Pakistan. The multimedia show featured the writings of Indian, Pakistan and British poets and novelists including, Meera Syal, Arundhati Roy, Vikram Seth, Faiz Ahamd Faiz, Hanif Kureishi, Anita Desai and Rukhsana Ahmad. The production also featured actress Mina Anwar, scholar and playwright Shamsuddin Agha, renowned sculptor Nek Chand and the music of Baluji Shrivastav. Azadi was held in various venues in London throughout September and October 1997. The production toured the rest of the UK in 1998, and featured contemporary writing from a new generation of writers.
Collection notesThe Mán Melá Theatre Company Collection consists of digitised material pertaining to Mán Melá’s productions and its audience and project development work since 1993. The items include production and workshop photographs, flyers and information-based programmes.

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