BABA BOLDA HAI
Baba Bolda Hai (The Old Man Speaks Out) of Gursham Singh is a play dealing with the 1984 riots in Delhi. Gursharan Singh points to the people responsible for this ghastly act and criticises main the political leaders who, in his view, were the real culprits. The common man is the main sufferer. It is the story of a grandfather who became an orphan at a very tender age in similar situation as his own grandson now finds himself in. This confidence gives the drama a poetic subtlety. The play also gains importance due to its contemporary; references, recording of historical facts and representation of a form of \’direct theatre\’.
1. Gursham Singh, “Baba Bolda Hai”(The Old Man Speaks Out), Balraj Sahni Yadgar Parkashan, Amritsar, 1984
2. Sekhon, S.S. and K.S. Duggal, A History of Punjabi Literature, Delhi, 1992.