The Death and Life of a Theatre Activist
Sreemoyee Piu Kundu
Topical, relevant book on artistic freedom in light of ‘urban naxals’ controversy
About the book
Set in a world of government censure and ruthless stifling of anyone who questions their ways, CUT is a posthumous look at the personal and professional life of a visionary theatre artist.
Would he be considered an ‘urban naxal’ today or remembered as a fearless agent who fought for social change? Did he and those close to him have to pay the price for their voices to be heard?
Told in disparate voices, CUT explores commitment to artistic integrity and art as a platform for social reform against all odds, even when it becomes a question of survival.
Sreemoyee Piu Kundu is an acclaimed journalist and columnist on gender and sexuality. She wrote Faraway Music, her first novel, in 2013, followed by her bestselling work on female erotica, Sita’s Curse, which explores female desire through the eyes of a Gujarati housewife, You’ve Got the Wrong Girl, her third work of fiction, a light hearted romcom, broke new ground in Indian ‘ladlit’. In 2017, she wrote her first non fiction work, the widely-appreciated and critically-acclaimed Status Single, a narrative drawing from the lives of 3000 urban Indian single women, about the daily struggle of being single in a country where the highest validation for women remains marriage and motherhood.