• Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Arts and Culture

Play ‘Child of the Divide’ revived to mark 70th anniversary of Partition

FAITH: The lead character in Child of the Divide must decide whether he is Hindu or Muslim © Katherine Leedale

By: Lauren Codling

by LAUREN CODLING A THEATRE director has revived a decade-old play, relating to Partition, to mark the 70th anniversary of India’s independence this year. Child of the Divide, which premiered in 2006, is about children who are displaced in a new, fractured world after the British left the subcontinent and created two independent countries, Pakistan and India. The play’s main character, Pali, finds himself separated from his Hindu family and brought up to be a Muslim. When his real father returns to claim him, Pali must decide who he really is; a follower of the Hindu faith he was born…

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