Tag: Habib Tanvir

  • Speaking Volumes: Tanvir’s Petromax Theatre

    (Published in the Business Standard, June 5, 2013) Though I know that Habib Tanvir’s plays, from Agra Bazaar to Charandas Chor and Jis Lahore Nai Dekhya, were often performed inside the chaste space of auditoriums in Delhi, my memory insists on situating them outside. The spaces most natural to the late theatre maven and his […]

  • The BS Column: Habib Tanvir

    (Published in the Business Standard, June 9, 2009) The distance from Raipur, where Habib Ahmed Khan was born, to Bhopal, where Habib Tanvir died recently, is little more than 630 km—a narrow compass. But Habib Tanvir’s life as a playwright and a poet, “Tanvir” being the takhallus he adopted as a young man, was broader […]