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About the play:

Sohbat, which means `companionship’ or `conversation’, is the story of the encounter between between the poet, philospher Jalaluddin Rumi and an itinerant mystic Shams, who became Rumi’s mentor. The bruising encounter between them led to 40 days of discourse and meditation, which changed Rumi forever. The man who emerged from behind those closed doors after the 40 days, was not the husband she had known, according to Rumi’s wife, Gauhar.

The play opened at the CLS Literati, Chandigarh, in Nov 2015 and was repeated at the SAARC Sufi Festival at Diggi Palace, Jaipur  and later at the India International Centre, New Delhi in 2017.


Rumi: Neeraj Yadav
Shams: Arun Prakash
Gauhar: Lotty Alaric / Vani Vyas
Dastango: Arti Nayar


Written by Neena Wagh
Produced by Katyayani
Lit & Directed by Sohaila Kapur
Music by Jitender Singh jamwal
Sound operated by Pamela Prakash
Production Incharge: Tarique Hassan / Irfan Sheikh
Brochure designed by Arti Nayar


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