Dozakh – NAPA International Theatre Festival 2014

Zambeel Dramatic Readings
at the NAPA International Theatre Festival presents

A reading of Ismat Chughtai’s play
with original music composed by Rakae Jamil


Ismat Chughtai’s play written for the stage is a colourful roller coaster of emotions between two women Naulasi Khanum and Umdah Khanum.
Ismat’s skill as a writer is at its best in this wonderful repartee that is central to the lives of these companions.

Original music for this reading consists of two tracks composed in Raag Sarang and Raag Bahaar, composed and played by Rakae Jamil.

Mahvash Faruqi :        Naulasi Khanum
Shama Askari:              Umdah Khanum
Asma Mundrawala:    Bahu / Khairun

Music:             Rakae Jamil
Sound cues:  Hajra Haider
Direction and Sound: Asma Mundrawala

dozakh composite

Inseparable in hell – Dawn 26th June 2013
Lively Readings from Ismat Chughtai – The News 26th June 2013
Zambeel goes from short stories to plays – Express Tribune 27 June 2013

Unhein yaad karna kyun zaroori hai.
Read about Zaheda Hina’s essay on Ismat Chughtai


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