Buried deep in the lines of the world's longest poem is a mesmerizing story of revenge, rage and sacrifice. Now this tale from the Mahabharata
, the ancient Sanskrit epic, is retold in Sarpa Sutra
). Combining theater, dance and music, this powerful production transports you to primeval Delhi. Urged by the fire god Agni, superhero Arjuna burns the Khandava Forest, destroying serpent king Takshaka's wife and his entire kingdom. Takshaka in turn kills Arjuna's grandson, Parikshit. In a colossal sacrifice, Parikshit's own grandson destroys the whole race of snakes. Throughout, a serpent woman urges her son Astika to stop the genocide. Can Astika save the planet? Produced by Asia Society Presents!, Sarpa Sutra
has been praised as a "tight, evolved work" by The Hindu
, one of India's most respected newspapers.
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