Artist Pushpamala N. and poet Mamta Sagar explore the idea of freedom and captivity
through the work of the first Kannada woman writer and Nationalist, Nanjangud Thirumalamba. The half-hour performance lies between performance art, theatre and literary monologue. Set against a stylized theatrical set from popular theatre, where Mother India regally sits, the contemporary woman poet explores the history of women’s reformation as central to the Indian freedom movement and the debates around it, all the while interrogating the figure of Mother
India as representing the nation.