Critical Writing Index

Town Without Pity

by Leila Sujir

Last Issue, Summer 1985, pp. 41-45

Agit-Prop activism in Bombay. Sujir interviews the Revolutionary Theatre Group (RTG).

"In Bombay, India, local government declared war on slum and street life: By a stroke of the legal pen, the homes of over four million people were suddenly proclaimed illegal. Eviction notices are served by megaphone; clearance, by bulldozer...A daring theatre troupe that takes to the streets to convince slum and pavement dwellers that they, too, have a right to a place to live."

ITEM 1985.072 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Phantom IndiaLouis Malle

Midnight's ChildrenSalman Rushdie

Revolutionary Theatre Group