In February 2015, I taught a module on Contemporary India and Childhood to students of Theatre-in-Education at the National School of Drama in Agartala, Tripura. Apart from sharing my own work and discussing issues of contemporary childhood in India, I asked the students to do some fieldwork – find children and spend an afternoon talking to them about their everyday lives. These were then presented in class and based on these conversations, the students put together stories of everyday childhood – of going to school, of playing cricket, of taking care of household chores, of making a new friend, of writing a letter to the Prime Minister. These are some pictures from their conversations with children.
And this is me with the students!