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This evening is a tribute to the work of poet, playwright, painter, Gieve Patel (1940 – 2023).

A versatile and committed artist, who authored poetry that was widely anthologised and translated, wrote plays that were staged by leading theatre groups, and exhibited his art in major galleries in India and around the world, Patel’s creative practice was exploratory, passionate, profound and rigorous. He lived in Mumbai and was keenly engaged with its cultural scene as practitioner and observer.

In an evening dedicated to this exceptional artist, a gamut of theatre practitioners, poets and painters converge to celebrate his many facets through a joyous mosaic of play reading, poetry and personal remembrance.

Participants: Adil Jussawalla, Anand Thakore, Aniruddha Khutwad, Arundhathi Subramaniam, Darshan Jariwala, Gajanan Paranjape, Hemant Divate, Menka Shivdasani, Naushil Mehta, Nosherwan Jehangir, Padmanabh Bind, Ranjit Hoskote, Ruth Padel, Sampurna Chattarji, Shanta Gokhale, Shernaz Patel,  Siddhartha Menon, Sudhir Patwardhan, Zafar Karachiwala, and others.


Admission free on a first-come-first-served basis.

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