‘Ebong Indrajit’ by Badal Sarkar

I grew up listening to the stories of this play from dad. Although I could never fully understand what is it about no matter how many times dad told me. Finally I get a chance to see the play. A theater group called ‘Mukhosh’ is performing the play here in Bangalore.  I have already got the tickets thought would spread the word a bit given the fact that me and Constant Motion bought the first two tickets from KC Das on St Marks Road. The guy there didn’t even know he has the tickets up for sale. We had tell him we saw in the net that he has the tickets. Any Bangalorean Bong interested in accompanying pls leave a comment i’ll take it from there.

A tip coming straight from Dad… You have to reach the theater before time and ensure you catch the play from the first word, otherwise you’d miss the significance of the name “Ebong Indrajit”

The details:

Date: Saturday, 30th June and Sunday, 1st July

Venue: Seva Sadan, Malleshwaram (14th Cross)

Time: 6:30 pm

Tickets: Rs.80/-

For advance booking, contact:

Anindita (9886307249)

Ayan (9886807298)

Tickets also available in KC Das at St. Marks Road, Ballygunj Place, 12th Main Indira Nagar and some more places.  

About the playwright

Badal Sarkar revived the theatre tradition from a point when it was on its death bed. He gave a new direction to the Bengali drama with some of his innovative plays like Ebong Indrajit, Baaki Itihaash and Shesh Naai. His plays can be divided into three genres: existentialist plays like Ebong Indrajit (also said to belong to the absurd manner), which marked the modern theatre movement in India; comedies and street theatre, for which he is probably best known to the theatre community in India.


About the Play:


Ebong Indrajit (And Indrajit) is about you and me — the average educated urban middle class. It’s about the life we all live, the mediocrity we all achieve but never accept. It’s about the discontent and  frustration that probably all sensitive, thinking minds suffer in their youth and that they put behind themselves as they go on in life – what social scientists define as early existential crisis and its forced mitigation by compromise. For most of us who choose to be Amal, Bimal or Kamal,life brings contentment and stability, but some do choose to be Indrajit, and while the crisis torments them – yet at the same time, it makes them search for streaks of colour in the grayness of daily life.

8 thoughts on “‘Ebong Indrajit’ by Badal Sarkar

  1. Hmm… good you are doing this…

    Tell more ppl.. if i was there i would have joined you !!!


  2. Could you please let me have the name of the publisher so that I can get a copy? I have gifted away my last copy.


  3. badal dada mai nausikhiya directer hu mera ek chota sa group hai jo mai aapne simit sadhno se chalata hu aap se baat karna chahta hu kuki mai aap se guru dikha chahta hu rangmanch ki maine ipta ke saath kam karke sikha ki kuch aur hi hai rangmanch jo ipta nahi de pa raha hai maine isliye apna group GAWAH THE WITNESS BANAYA HAI aap se baat karna chahta hu mujhe aapka number chahiye mera number hai 09891077131 aasha hai aap responce jaroor denge aapka prasansak sishye vipul pachori


  4. Awesome play.it change the history of theatre and the possibility of writing a play forever.inspite of being a Bengali play it has a pan Indian appeal.


  5. I first listened this drama from All India Radio in late sixty. I have also requested them for repeat broadcast of this “shruti natak”. They thankfully complied the same. Now I am in search of a copy of the DVD. Some one uploaded it in the YouTube also.


  6. I was a student of R.E. College, Durgapur in the year 1967 when the play ‘ Ebang Indrajit’ was staged in Open Air Auditorium of our College. There we we heard commotion in the audience just before stating of play and the stage was dark. Suddenly the Director Badal Sarkar comes on stage asking the persons making noise and wanted to know their names. One by one 4 persons said they are Amal,Bimal,Kamal and he said it could not be their real names. And again he asked the name of 4th. person he replied Indrajit. Then Badal Sarkar asked them to come to stage and when they came he said in Bengali ‘ ei Amal,Biamal,Kamal ebang Indrajit niei ajker natak ‘EBAN INDRAJIT’. THE DRAMA started with big claps.

    I can’t forget that drama till today.

    Shyamal Kumar Ray

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