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Puppeteer Dadi Pudumjee’s production Rumiyana, on the Sufi poet Rumi, tackles a serious theme
Firdaus Gandavia

"Everybody has read English translations of (Jalal al-Din Muhammad) Rumi’s work at some point of time or the other,” says Dadi Pudumjee who, along with the Ishara Puppet Theatre Trust, has just produced a spellbinding performance of Rumiyana: A Journey Within which was part of the National Centre for the Performing Arts’ festival of Sufi music and poetry. "I used some lines of Rumi’s verse in one of my earlier productions Transposition and when our group Ishara was at GEMS Modern Academy in Dubai to create a performance of Who is at my door? Some of these verses have remained with......

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