Kultar's Mime Malaysia Tour
By Harpal Singh Follow | Public

Kultar’s Mime tells the stories of Sikh children who survived the Delhi massacre through a poem that grew into a play, made its way from Boston to Delhi and now to Malaysia, and restarted the conversation about a forgotten chapter in history.

In 1984, after Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was shot by her Sikh bodyguards, an orgy of murder, rape, and arson was unleashed upon the Sikh residents of Delhi, in which more than three thousand lost their lives. When he eventually discovered the hidden truth, Sarbpreet Singh, then a young Sikh living in Milwaukee wrote the poem “Kultar’s Mime.”

The play Kultar’s Mime synthesizes the suffering caused by this event, separated by thousands of miles, many years, and vast cultural differences. Through the raw imagery of poem & the play it reminds us that, in the end, all innocent victims are the same.