Indian Ensemble and Repertwahr presents 'Muktidhaam'

A play set in the 8th century, in a Matha in a fictional town called Beerpur.
It is the time when the Pala kings were ruling the east and large parts of northern India. These kings were Buddhist; Buddhism was at its peak and on the verge of declining. There had been mass conversions to Buddhism.
The story revolves around this Hindu temple town which is surrounded by Buddhists. The protagonist is a man called ‘Agnivesh’, a scholar in the Matha.
The head of the Matha, ‘Nath Nand’ is soon to retire to the Muktidham to die and achieve salvation. Nath Nand, who has always separated religion from politics, is faced with a choice.

Which of his students shall be his successor?
Will it be Yuyutsu, who believes in opening up the doors of the temple for the lower castes?
Or Agnivesh, who believes in raising an armed resistance to Buddhism?


Written and directed by Abhishek Majumdar

An Indian Ensemble production
This project is supported by IFA, under its Arts Practise Programme.
Featuring: Ajeet Singh Palawat, Ashwini Kumar Chakre, Ipshita Chakraborty SIngh, Irawati Karnik, Kumud Mishra, Neel Sengupta, M.D. Pallavi, Pratyush Singh, Sandeep Shikhar, Shubhrajyoti Barat and others

Associate Director: Neel Sengupta
Scenography: Mohit Takalkar
Lighting Design: Anmol Vellani
Music: M.D. Pallavi
Sound Design: Abhijeet Tambe
Movement Director: Anannya Tripathyi
Costume Design: Sunitha M.R.
Assistant Directors: Chanakya Vyas, Karen D’Mello
Language: Hindi
Duration: 135 minutes + interval