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Pyaasa & Letters to My Grandma (print) by Anusree Roy and Thomas Morgan Jones

Crossing cultures and generations, these two award-winning one-woman shows are collected here for the first time. Anusree Roy is a unique and exciting voice on Canadian stages.




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Pyaasa & Letters to My Grandma (print)

Set in Calcutta, Pyaasa tells the story of Chaya, an eleven-year-old untouchable who dreams of nothing more than learning her times tables. When Chaya’s mother begs a woman from a higher caste to give Chaya a job at a local tea stall, Chaya’s journey from childhood to adulthood begins and ends over ten days. A moving and heartfelt play, Pyaasa illustrates with subtlety and nuanced truth the inequalities and injustices that persist through the Indian caste system.

Winner of the 2008 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Performance

In the haunting Letters to My Grandma, Malobee unearths letters detailing her grandmother’s fight to survive the 1947 partition of India, which resonates with Malobee’s own struggles to create a new life in present-day Toronto. A grand multi-generational tale of hatred, regret, love, and forgiveness, Letters to my Grandma weaves the remarkable stories of these two women together, inextricably linking their histories and delving into how the hatred bred between Hindus and Muslims in the Old World consumes families in Canada today.

Additional Information

Title Pyaasa & Letters to My Grandma (print)
ISBN 13 9780887549113
Genre Drama
Contributor(s) Anusree Roy
Thomas Morgan Jones
Contributor 3 N/A
Contributor 4 N/A
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Agent Please contact Playwrights Canada Press for more information about production rights.
Year 2010

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