Jana Sanskriti: Forum Theatre and Democracy in India by Sanjoy Ganguly

By Sanjoy Ganguly

Jana Sanskriti Centre for the Theatre of the Oppressed, established in West Bengal, is one of the greatest and longest enduring discussion board Theatre operation on this planet. It was once thought of via Augusto Boal to be the executive exponent of his method open air of its local Brazil.

This booklet is a different first-hand account - through the group's creative director Sanjoy Ganguly - of Jana Sanskriti's progress and improvement due to the fact that its founding in 1985, which has ended in a countrywide discussion board Theatre community all through India. Ganguly describes the performs, humans and areas that experience shaped this detailed operation and discusses its contribution to the broader topics espoused via discussion board Theatre.

Ganguly charts and displays at the perform of theatre as politics, constructing an interesting and persuasive case for discussion board Theatre and its function in upsetting liable motion. His mix of anecdotal perception and lucid dialogue of Boal’s perform bargains a imaginative and prescient of far-reaching transformation in politics and civil society.

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