Cardiff councillor Jaswant Singh has spoken movingly about a new play based on the partition of British India
The Cardiff councillor Jaswant Singh has spoken movingly about a new translation of a play that reopened his mind to a tormented past.
Mazhar Tirmazi's drama A Lifetime on Tiptoes documents the partition of British India in 1947, which left 12.5 million people displaced and several thousand dead. Now an internet project to bring the play to wider audiences in Wales is being overseen by Cardiff-based artistic director, Dominic Rai.
Riverside councillor Singh, deputy lord mayor from 2008-09, was just nine years old when his mother told him they were leaving Pakistan for six weeks. The family never returned. Singh said:
"Reading A Lifetime on Tiptoes in English has opened my mind. I yearned to go back and see my land and family."
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