The production and ongoing stage performance of three original science plays viz. “The Square of a Sonnet” – which explores the history and science of black holes, “The Trial of Abdus Salam” – on the life and times of the first Muslim Nobel Laureate in Science and “The DNA of Desire” – a play that explores the genetics of sexual orientation, genetic advances like CRISPR and its implications in a country like India where homosexuality was an punishable legal offence until very recently.

Tags: Cultural Memory, Science Communication, Space & the Universe.

Nilanjan P. Choudhury

Centre for Film and Drama, Bangalore

Nilanjan P. Choudhury is a novelist, theatre person and science communicator. He is Director at the Centre for Film and Drama, Bangalore. His interests lie at the intersection of science and theatre. His debut play “The Square Root of a Sonnet”, explores the history and science of black holes and has been recognized as a significant voice in Indian science theatre. His recent play “The Trial of Abdus Salam” has been received with great warmth by both scientists and laypersons. He is a Master of Science in Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

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