This volume collects two works by Kiran Nagarkar, Bedtime Story, a play in which a grandmother tells stories from the Mahabharata with slight variations in the plot, and Black Tulip, a screenplay in which a cop must work together with a con artist to save Mumbai from terrorists.
Summary of the Book
Black Tulip: A Screenplay
Rani is an experienced con artist and an expert on yoga who has a taste for fancy jewellery. She goes by the moniker of Black Tulip, wanted by the police. ACP Regina Fielding, a daredevil cop who won?t stop until she catches her. Rani is impressed by Regina?s panache, and this unlikely duo must put aside all their differences to face a group of terrorists who are holding Mumbai to ransom.
Bedtime Story: A Play
Telling stories from the Mahabharata, a grandmother makes slight changes to the tales of characters such as Karna, Ekalavya and Draupadi. Her changes make the gender and class violence apparent, and she uses these stories to talk about wars throughout the years. In this play, the themes are the constant nature of history and the unchanging nature of man?s need for battle.
About Kiran Nagarkar
Kiran Nagarkar is an Indian novelist, screenwriter, playwright and critic. He writes in English and Marathi.
Nagarkar?s work includes Ravan and Eddie, Cuckold, God's Little Soldier and The Extras. He won the Sahitya Akademi Award, the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany and he was shortlisted for The Hindu Literary Prize in 2013.