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Teachers College - Everett Library Cafe
The Gottesman Libraries Teachers College, Columbia University 525 West 120th Street, Box 18, New York, NY 10027
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Date

Mar 29 2024
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Time

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Fontwala – A solo play by Shubhra Prakash

“A story about language, scripts, technology, power of the printed word, and South Asian identity.”

Fontwala is a story inspired by the life and work of Rajeev Prakash Khare a typographer, font designer, and calligrapher of Indian scripts. He designed one of the first keyboards, The Anglo Nagari Keyboard that allowed for Indian scripts to be typed on a Latin based keyboard. Shubhra Prakash, his niece, and New York based theatre artist began interviewing him in 2017 to write this story of innovation. The story poses three questions:

  • what remains of an artist who becomes an entrepreneur?
  • what remains of the aesthetic of a language digitized?
  • what remains of a dream of returning to one’s homeland to live in after 20 years in the west?

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