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|Hindi Play "Vande Mataram" -- A Play About Greed, Gunpowder and Gandhism|
|Date||Friday June 07|
|Time||8:00 PM - 10:00 PM|
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29. N. San Pedro St, San Jose, California 9511
Association for India's Development is collaborating with NAATAK for its 42nd production a part of its summer fund raising efforts.
Other Show times:
June 7 at 8:00pm until June 8 at 2 pm and 6:00pm
Details of the play:
Aug 8, 1942: On the day Gandhi launched the Quit India movement in Bombay, a band of rebels met in Patna to plot their own campaign. Led by a University of Colorado trained philosopher, they planned to blow up public buildings and landmarks to sabotage both the Quit India movement and the British Empire. A veteran of World War I was recruited to build bombs; a renegade Congressman provided ideological cover; a couple of businessmen provided money; a restauranteur offered his backyard as a bomb factory. This is the story of their campaign its motivations, flaws, triumphs and failures.
Based on a true story - the Keezhariyur Bomb Case in Malabar, Kerala - Vande Mataram is a lament for Indian nationalism and the absurdity of being an Indian rebel in the 1940s.
Language: Hindi (with English supertitles)
Run time: 120 minutes (incl. a 20 min. intermission)