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Singaporeans get glimpse of life and struggle of Kasturba Gandhi

Singaporeans get glimpse of life and struggle of Kasturba Gandhi
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A play depicting the life of Mahatma Gandhi's wife Kasturba and how she stepped out of the shadow of child marriage, illiteracy and casteism to take on her husband and his mission, was premiered to a full house in Singapore on Friday.

Singapore : A play depicting the life of Mahatma Gandhi's wife Kasturba and how she stepped out of the shadow of child marriage, illiteracy and casteism to take on her husband and his mission, was premiered to a full house in Singapore on Friday. 'Being Mrs Gandhi' is being staged as part of the year-long celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi.

Singaporean actor of Indian origin, Daisy Irani is playing the title role of Kasturba, the "simple" woman who is sucked into the maelstrom of political history by virtue of being married to its famous protagonist, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.

Commenting on the play, Irani said, 'What we are treated to is a perspective of Gandhi, the man and Gandhi, the Mahatma from the best vantage point ever possible, that of his wife'.

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