harandas Chor (Charandas the Thief) is a famous play by Habib Tanvir.
The play charts the tumultuous life of a petty thief, Charandas. Curiously he is a man of principles – an honest thief with a strong sense of integrity and professional efficiency. He makes four vows to his Guru, that he would never eat in a gold plate, never lead a procession that is in his honour, never become a king and never marry a princess, thinking all of them are far out possibilities for him. Later, his guru adds a fifth one – never to tell a lie and sets him of on his life’s journey which leads him to a kingdom, where the turn of events make him famous, and eventually he is offered the seat of political power which he has to refuse. Later, the local princess gets enchanted by him, and proposes to marry him. This is when his refusal costs him his life. As he is put to death, he illustrates the inherent paradox in human existence, where truthful existence becomes an impossibility, for the truthful and the accidentally truthfuls, alike.
Details of program are as follows:
Title : CHARANDAS CHOR
Written by : HABIB TANVIR
Performed by : NAYA THEATER, BHOPAL
Directed by : Sh. Ramchandra Singh
Day/Date/Time : Thursday, April 12, 2018, 04.40 p.m.
Contact Person/ Coordinator/Convener: Dr. Neerja Jindal
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Ph no.: 9990475497