Manjula Padmanabhan


September 9, 2005 - September 1, 2006

The Department of Theater and the William J. Cooper Foundation presented the North American premiere of the East Coast Artists' production of Harvest by Delhi-based writer and artist Manjula Padmanabhan, September 9 & 10, 2005.

Each performance is followed by discussion with the playwright, Manjula Padmanabhan.

Manjula Padmanabhan is a Delhi-based writer and artist. Her books include Hot Death, Cold Soup (Kali for Women, 1996), a collection of short stories, Getting There (Picador UK, 1999), a travel-memoir, This is Suki! (Duckfoot Press, 2000), a collection of her New Delhi strip SUKI, Hidden Fires (Seagull Books, 2003) a collection of five dramatic monologues and Kleptomania (Penguin Books India, 2004), a second collection short stories. Harvest (Kali for Women, 1998 and subsequently in three separate international anthologies), her fifth play, won the 1997 Onassis Award for Theatre. Her comic strips appeared weekly in the Sunday Observer (Bombay, 1982-86) and daily in the Pioneer (New Delhi, 1991-97). Manjula has illustrated twenty-four books for children including her own two novels for children, Mouse Attack and Mouse Invaders (Macmillan Children's Books, UK, 2003, 2004). Her most recent book is Double Talk, a collection of the Bombay strip by the same name.