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SAHMAT

A political postcard from India

Ram Rahman

 'Postcards for Gandhi' series, 1995, RAM RAHMAN, Gandhi March, photograph

On New Year's Day in 1989 an activist street theatre group was performing in support of a workers' strike in an industrial locality on the outskirts of Delhi. JANAM - the Jan Natya Manch (People Theatre Group) - was suddenly attacked by political gangsters, and its founder and moving spirit, Safdar Hashmi, brutally battered to death. The killing shocked the creative community in India and led to a widespread public protest against the increasing…

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