Rahul Varma

Edward Little (Concordia University, Canada)
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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


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. Varma continues as the company's artistic director, and today Teesri Duniya Theatre

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Citation: Little, Edward. "Rahul Varma". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 19 April 2004 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=5399, accessed 21 June 2024.]

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