SRI VENKATESWARA NATYA MANDALI®

(SURABHI)

Estd. 1937

Surabhi

Chandi Priya

Duration:2 hours 10 minutes

Script: Late Sri Garimella Rama Murthy

Music and Direction: Padmasri Dr. B.V. karanth

Dramatization: R.nageswara Rao(Babji)

Story:

Chandipriya is a folk tale focusing on women’ power and the issues.

Chandipriya was born as a princes but her father ignored her because he wants a son as his heir. The king has a strong opinion that women are weak. Despite king’s ignorance, Chandipriya brought by other allies, masters all the arts including the art of war. In her expedition to explore the world, she solves many problems and makes the impossible possible. Finally when her father is captured by enemy forces, Chandipriya fights and wins the war., thus proving women are strong enough to whatever.

The play tries to bring forth the social problem of prenatal female feticide, using modern techniques. Does a woman have the right to think as an individual and lead a life of her own choice?

Chandipriya tries to raise a voice for women’s liberation.

This play evolved out of a production workshop conducted in a remote village in Andhra Pradesh at Surabhi camp, under the directorship of late Padmasri Dr. B.V.Karanth and was organized by smt.Tirupurari Sharma from Allarippu-New Delhi in 1997

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