PeaceWorks' Invocation as Žižekian Response
to the Gujarat Massacres
What we are trying to do is stimulate young minds into thinking, questioning, probing pre-conceived notions and prejudices, challenging and coming up with their own answers. --Naveen Kishore
Ruth Margraff describes a playwright's attempt to deal with the trauma and division caused by the violence in Gujarat, India in 2002. The play "Hidden Fires," written by Manjula Padmanabhan and produced by Naveen Kishore, was performed in schools by artists, who also held workshops on issues like identity, prejudice, the politics of violence, and how history is written and rewritten.