The Father and the Assassin (Paperback)
Mahatma Gandhi: lawyer, champion of non-violence, beloved leader. Nathuram Godse: journalist, nationalist - and the man who murdered him.
Anupama Chandrasekhar's play The Father and the Assassin traces Godse's life over thirty years during India's fight for independence: from a devout follower of Gandhi, through to his radicalisation and their tragic final encounter in Delhi in 1948.
An essential exploration of oppression and extremism, this gripping play opened at the National Theatre, London, in May 2022, directed by Indhu Rubasingham.
Anupama Chandrasekhar is a Chennai-based playwright. Her plays include: The Father and the Assassin (National Theatre, London, 2022); When the Crows Visit (Kiln Theatre, London, 2019); Disconnect (Royal Court Theatre, London, 2010); and Free Outgoing (Royal Court, 2007; shortlisted for the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright, the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the John Whiting Award).