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Vaikom Muhammmad Basheer Centenary celebrations at Ranga Shankara

It’s always nice to be able to go and attend when a writer whose work you respect has his centenary celebrations!

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Perch, a theatre group based in Chennai, came to Ranga Shankara to celebrate a hundred years since the Malayalam writer, Vaikom Muhammad Basheer, was born. Perch has members from various backgrounds, and they are doing a great job of exploring the boundaries of theatre.

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There were three parts to the celebrations at Ranga Shankara: the adaption of seven of Basheer’s stories into a play, “Sangathi Arinhya!” by Perch; the Moplah food festival at the Ranga Shankara cafe by Anju Sudarshan; and the collection of photographs (“Images from Kozhikode”) and sketches (by Vasudevan Namboodiri) of Basheer and his world.

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