DOI: 10.5040/9781770916593.00000005
Scenes: 9. Roles: Male (1) , Female (3) , Neutral (0)

Set in Calcutta, Pyaasa tells the story of Chaya, an 11-year-old untouchable who dreams of nothing more than learning her times tables. When Chaya’s mother begs a woman from a higher caste to give Chaya a job at a local tea stall, Chaya’s journey from childhood to adulthood begins and ends over ten days. A moving and heartfelt play, Pyaasa illustrates with subtlety and nuanced truth the inequalities and injustices that persist through the Indian caste system.

From Pyaasa & Letters to My Grandma


Playwrights Canada Press

Anusree Roy

ISBN: 9780887549113

Series: Playwrights Canada Press

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