Silencing the Voices Within
(2006) 4(4) Alt Theatre 18
4 Pages Posted: 2 Sep 2014
Date Written: November 1, 2006
This article examines the shutting down of Behzti, a play written by Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti. The play was a social critique of the Anglo-Sikh community by one of its members. The shutting down of the play represented a "cultural honour killing" - that is a killing of a cultural production (through its silencing) on account of a perceived attack on the community's perceived honour. The ultimate victim of such "killings" is the right to freedom of expression itself.
Keywords: Behzti, religious minorities, dissent, right to expression, censorship, culture, cultural dissent, England, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, honour
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