Cultural Events , Institute Events
Taken during the Eighth Institute Day of IIT Madras, this photograph shows campus children enacting a dance drama. Dances, magic shows, plays, music performances and various cultural activities were a hallmark of Institute Day in the 1960s. It was a community event which brought together students, professors and staff members of IIT, children from Vanavani School, campus children and other residents of the campus.
‘Chandalika’ is a dance drama written by Rabindranath Tagore. According to the 1967 April edition of Campastimes the play was “produced and directed by Mrs. Director and the Director. Or as the M.C. put it, directed by the Director, who was directed by Mrs. Director.”