Like Another Mahabharata – Flyer

Series nameTheatre

The front of this two-sided flyer depicts an image from the Imperial War Museum, of a wounded Indian soldier dictating a letter to another Indian soldier at a hospital in Brighton, in August 1915. The flyer was produced for a BBC Radio 4 programme on Remembrance Day 1999. The production was entitled ‘Like Another Mahabharata – Indian Soldiers in the Great War’, and was a tribute to the contribution of over a million Indian soldiers who volunteered to fight for the British in World War One. It featured letter readings and poetry the soldiers wrote home. The soldiers’ songs in this programme were composed and performed by Baluji Shrivastav, as part of his work with Mán Melá  Theatre Company.

Date of Creation / Publication1999
CreatorBBC Radio 4
Associated Person/ OrganisationShrivastav, Baluji
Collection and Reference NumberBaluji Shrivastav Collection (GB 2661 BS)
Catalogue NumberBS/THD/4
CopyrightThe Creator and/ or the associated person or organisation where applicable.
Access to originalsThe originals are located with Baluji Shrivastav
Series notesSince his first position in 1983 as Musical Director for Tara Arts' production Pushpanjali, Baluji has remained committed to composing scores for theatre, drama and dance productions. He has worked with Tamasha Theatre, Mán Melá Theatre and several other institutions in composing, directing and performing scores for national performances of plays, recitals and readings. Baluji's experience in accompanying the world's leading exponents of classical Indian dance on stage, has led him to tours in North America, Europe and Africa.

This grouping highlights some of the production scores Baluji has produced with since the mid-nineties.
Collection notesThe digitised material in the Baluji Shrivastav Collection falls into several categories relating to Baluji's work: classical music, new music, fusion, education, and theatre. The digitised items include photographs, concert flyers and posters, extracts of theatre programmes and education related documents.
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