Indigo Giant

Indigo Giant is inspired by Dinabandhu Mitra’s trail-blazing Nil Darpan, a play that shook colonial India. Written by Ben Musgrave, with Bangla translation by Leesa Gazi, Indigo Giant revisits a forgotten moment in British history, and a moment in Bengali history that will never be forgotten. The project is directed by Jatinder Verma.

An online series examining key scenes in the play and exploring the historical and economic ramifications of Empire have been kicked-off by our first short video

Details on the project available on the website of our partner, Komola Collective:

Does the history of indigo cultivation still matter? #IndigoGiant2021