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Sudhanva Deshpande
The Halla Bol Podcast
Artist and activist Safdar Hashmi's short and rich life is narrated by Sudhanva Deshpande from his book, Halla Bol: The Death and Life of Safdar Hashmi. The podcast features guest actors, archival interviews and rare recordings, of even Safdar's own voice.It was a killing that shocked a nation. On January 1, 1989, the Delhi-based theatre group Jana Natya Manch (Janam) was attacked by political goons while performing its street play Halla Bol. Two people were killed in this attack — a young migrant worker from Nepal, Ram Bahadur, and Janam's charismatic leader, the...
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Gripping and very illuminating!
This podcast has been extremely informative and I’ve learnt so much about Safdar Hashmi. Cannot wait for all the episodes to drop.
Janakee via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/18/21
Recent Episodes
Habib Tanvir, his wife and collaborator Moneeka Misra, and the legendary actor Zohra Segal, each leave their imprint on Janam’s new proscenium play. Safdar is soaking it all up, as is the young narrator. Guest starring Ratna Pathak Shah and Naseeruddin Shah.
Published 06/14/21
Habib Tanvir agrees to direct a play for Janam — to be written by Safdar, based on a story by Premchand. Working with the legends is as much fun as it is challenging. Guest starring Ratna Pathak Shah and Naseeruddin Shah.
Published 06/07/21
Safdar inspires a whole new generation of young actors to join Janam. His aim: to give them creatively challenging work, and to strengthen Janam’s connection with the working-class movement.
Published 06/01/21
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