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Siri – Kannada Play

April 15, 2017

G.P.I.E.R Theatre Group, Mysore presents Kannada Play “Siri”

Playwright: Dr. Na. Damodara Shetty
Director: Mime Ramesh

Tulunada Siri is one of the popular folklore epics of the Tulu region of our state. Siri was the grand daughter of Birma Alva who marries Kanthu Punja of Basrur Battakeri. He was a wrong match to her.

After the death of Birma Alva, Siri takes divorce from her husband after a fierce argument ensues over the inheriting of the former’s wealth. Siri marries again which is a remarkable step on those days. She becomes the cult and given the status of goddess, marking her as the symbol of liberated woman.

Even today, Siri Cult is seen across Tulunadu. The transcending of Siri on themselves is one of the ways of he oppressed women of the region tried finding a voice to their sorrows. Not just fighting for equal rights of a woman after marriage, Siri also argued that if a man wants to marry another woman, then it had to be with the consent of the first wife.

This play has in abundance of the beliefs and rituals of the period of Siri which is relevant even now in our day today life.

Tickets available at #RangaShankara box office and also online on Bookmyshow
RangaShankara accepts payment by paytm/debit and credit card.

on Tuesday | 18th April 2017 | 7:30 PM

Venue:
Ranga Shankara
36/2, 8th Cross,
(Next to J P Nagar Post Office)
2nd Phase, JP Nagar,
Bangalore 560 078.

Directions to the Venue: http://binged.it/1SJgAhV

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