The Fourteenth Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Wednesday, October 25th to Sunday, October 29th 2023


Online : 25 - 26 Oct
On ground : 27 - 29 Oct


  • Friday, 27th Oct
  • 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm IST
  • NCPA, Experimental Theatre

Daklakatha Devikavya is an experimental play drawing on the epic poetry and stories of the important Kannada writer and founder-member of the Dalit Sangharsha Samiti, K.B. Siddaiah.

Using song and storytelling, the narrative weaves and unravels the rituals, beliefs, hunger and desires of the community. The play explores what happens when the ‘written word,’ that has so far been unreachable, collides with and becomes an organ of the “untouchable” body, giving rise to a new relationship of intimacy and struggle. The insights, in turn, force us to confront what it means to be human in the depths of our being.

Cast & Credits
Poet: K B Siddaiah
Writer & Director: Lakshmana K P
Assistant Directors: Skanda Ghate & Sriharsha G N
Dramaturg: Mohit V Kaycee
Performers: Bharath Dingri, Bindu Raxidi, Narasimharaju B K, Ramika Chaitra, & Santhosh Dindguru
Costume Designer: Shwetharani H K
Light Designer: Manju Narayan
Production Manager: Poorvi Kalyani
Stage Manager: Chandrashekara K
Publicity: Manoj Kumar M
1 hour 45 mins (no interval)
Kannada (with English surtitles)