ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Jurassic Sisters-A Play in an Extinct Indian Language

Something is dreadfully wrong with the kind of language that dismisses the present and thwarts honest young actors, rendering them wooden. AS an Indian born and raised abroad I have always Jived with a sick fear that we, as a people, were actually intimidated by our own past. So much so that, like the children of great parents, we were afraid to deviate and grow in our own right and take the even more intimidating outside world head-on. New World Africans, deprived of their past, had moved on to create an enormous amount of the art of the New World. But we were stuck, either copying and re-copying a defunct world, or running for our lives from an Indian past that meant stagnation. And in so doing we were leaving our languages, so envied by our African siblings, to wither and die, and be safely, stably mummified.

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