Khatijabai of Karmali Terrace

Produced by QTP Entertainment Pvt Ltd
Adapted from Stella Kon’s Emily of Emerald Hill
Adapted and Directed by Quasar Thakore Padamsee
Role Assistant Stage Manager

Khatijabai of Karmali Terrace, is not just the story of one woman, but of all of us, trapped in lives that are not our own. It tells the story of an orphan Khatija, who marries into the Karmali household. From then on we follow her exploits, her vying for ‘most favoured position’ with her in-laws, the pressurising of her eldest son Aziz and her constant battles with sister in law Shiraz. Through the play Khatijabai emerges as the powerful matriarch, wrapping everyone around her in ‘the web of her providing’, only to be left abandoned in her old age.

Originally set in Singapore, this version has been set in the Khoja community of Bombay.

The play opened in November 2004 at the prestigious Prithvi Theatre Festival and has been running successfully in Bombay, Bangalore and Hyderabad.

Worked on performances between February 2013 and August 2015