Kanakchampa was married at 10 and became a widow in two months. Later she grew up a paragon of beauty. At this stage of her life, her family physician Shashishekar fell in love with her and proposed to marry her without knowing her past. However, when told that Kanakchampa was a widow, Shashishekhar could not face reality. Despite having a thorough knowledge of anatomy, the physician was unable to accept the ‘skeleton’ of Kanakchampa. Eventually, Kanakchampa poisoned both her beloved and herself to embrace death in the identity that society had bestowed upon her. This short story by Tagore has been dramatised by Kunal Mukhopadhyay and produced by Howrah Dakshinayan. Direction: Tapan Mukherjee and Kunal Mukhopadhyay.
When: Today at 6.30 pm
Where: Academy of Fine Arts