Descripción de 'Corner of a Foreign Field': a play about the burial of Indian Muslim troops at the time of the First World War
It is October 1914 and Maulana Sadr Ud-Din is battling with General Barrow, the Military Secretary to the India Office, over the appropriate burial grounds for Muslim soldiers. With Turkey entering the war on the side of the Central Powers much could rest on the decision that is made.
This podcast is one of five short plays produced in response to documents held at The National Archives relating to the experiences of people from South Asia at the time of the First World War. The series was created by five playwrights from the Tamasha Developing Artists (TDA) programme and funded by the Friends of The National Archives.
Written by: Hassan Abdulrazzak
Directed by: Anthony Simpson-Pike
Performed by: Naveed Khan, Jag Sanghera, Sid Sagar and Jim Conway
Recorded, edited and sound designed by: Robbie MacInnes
Photo credits: Bettina Adela
With thanks to Iqbal Husain and Sara Griffiths at The National Archives; and Fin Kennedy and Mina Maisuria at Tamasha Theatre.
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