Katha Ek Kans Ki



The “King of Mathuraa” is a reinterpretation of a well-known Indian mythological tale in contemporary theatrical idiom.  King Kans of Mathuraa has been portrayed as a dictator, who is no different from modern-day dictators like Hitler, Stalin, Mao Tse-tung, etc.  Thus, King Kans’ story is the story of all the dictators who appear on the world stage, from time to time, in different countries.  In effect, this play becomes a clinical analysis of the phenomena of dictatorship, shaped into a play to entertain and enlighten contemporary theatre audiences. 


It is a two-act play with 20 total characters, of which nine are major roles and 11 are minor roles. 


Published by

Vani Prakashan, 21-A, Darayaganj, New Delhi 110002, vaniprakashan.com  



D.P. Sinha, Somesh Ranjan, Pravin Bharti  








Scenes from various productions of Katha Ek Kans Ki.