Rahul Varma

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  • Edward Little (Concordia University, Canada)

Rahul Varma is a Montreal-based playwright, essayist, and community activist. Varma was born in Narion, India in 1952. As a new immigrant to Canada in the 1980s, his early work was nourished and entirely supported from within Canada's South Asian community. His early full-length plays, such as Bhanumati Ka Pitara and Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani, were written in Hindustani and performed by and for community members.

In 1986, he became artistic director of Teesri Duniya Theatre – a company that he co-founded in 1981 to cater to the needs of Montreal's South Asian communities. In 1998, as part of Teesri Duniya's evolving mandate, Varma launched the quarterly magazine, alt.theatre: cultural diversity and the stage. V…

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Little, Edward. "Rahul Varma". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 19 April 2004
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