The Bombay Plays

The Bombay Plays

by Anosh Irani

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Overview

Winner of the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play

Finalist for the 2007 Governor General's Literary Award for Drama

In The Matka King —a story that pits human nature against love and chance—a landscape of betrayal and redemption comes to life in the red-light district of Bombay, India. One very powerful eunuch, Top Rani, operates an illicit lottery through his brothel, and when a gambler who is deeply in debt makes an unexpected wager, the stakes become life and death.

Bombay Black —winner of the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play—tells the story of Apsara, Bombay’s most infamous dancer, who lives with her iron-willed mother, Padma, in an apartment by the sea. Padma takes money from men so they can watch her daughter perform a mesmerizing dance. When a mysterious blind man named Kamal visits for a private dance, his secret link to their past threatens to change each of their lives forever. At turns lyrical and brutal, Bombay Black charts the seduction of Apsara by Kamal, and Padma’s violent enmity towards the blind man and the secret he holds.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781770917668
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
Publication date: 10/10/2017
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 8.38(h) x (d)

About the Author

Anosh Irani has published three critically acclaimed novels: The Cripple and His Talismans, a national bestseller; The Song of Kahunsha, which was an international bestseller and was shortlisted for Canada Reads and the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize; and Dahanu Road, which was nominated for the Man Asian Literary Prize. His play Bombay Black won the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play, and his anthology The Bombay Plays: The Matka King & Bombay Black was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award. His latest novel, The Parcel, is a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award. He lives in Vancouver. Visit www.anoshirani.com for more information.

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