Back stories are always instructive. And sometimes entertaining. So it is a delight to read one that is both instructive and entertaining.
For a behind the scenes look at what went into the stories in Desh, dancer/choreographer Akram Khan’s new production, go here, here and here. These back stories, of a sort, have been written by Karthika Nair, a poet, writer and dance producer. Oh, and in the interests of full disclosure, Karthika is a very good friend.