About NATI BINODINI
A play in twelve parts based on the autobiography Aamar Katha. The narrator, the elderly Binodini, reflects on her fate, from her beginnings in abject poverty and an imminent future in the sex trade, then rescued for a life in the theatre. The vicissitudes of her life are complicated by a seemingly inescapable fate, in spite of the training by the unique guru, Girish Ghosh. She finds herself obliged to live a double life as kept woman and actor. Her commitment to her theatre vocation is further disappointed by betrayal and a crisis in faith. The memories of her finer moments are stained by her shame and exploitation. Girish Ghosh remains noncommittal about her autobiography. Mourning her departure from the theatre, and other losses, she experiences a revelation and the presence of the Almighty.