About Journey to Daakghar
We all know thatDakGhar (The Post Office) describes how a child striving to escape his stuffy confines, ultimately fall[s] asleep (which suggests his physical death). A story with worldwide appeal DakGhar dealt with death as, in Tagore’s words, “spiritual freedom” from “the world of hoarded wealth and certified creeds”. During World War II, Polish doctor and educator JanuszKorczak selected The Post Office as the play the orphans in his care in the Warsaw Ghetto would perform. According to his biographer, Betty Jean Lifton, in her book The King of Children, the underlying reason for this being that since Dr.Korczak thought a great deal about whether one should be able to determine when and how to die, he may have been trying to find a way for the children in his orphanage to accept death. The play Journey toDaakghar deals with the original play by Rabindranath Tagore along with the poets journey in writing the play and the production history of the play.