Five Million Incidents | Lecture Performance Growing a Tree

Blind Rabbit © Pallavi Paul © Pallavi Paul

Friday, 6 December 2019, 19:00 onwards

Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi

By Pallavi Paul

This talk invites you to grow a Peepal tree and hear a little story about how it helped a young trainee of the Delhi Police solve an abduction case in 1976.

It moves between Bodhgaya and Possangipur. It also moves between awakening and abduction. A majestic shadow, a dead stump, a sapling, a terrifying apparition, guillotine, an oxygen machine and an ageing mystic - historically the Peepal has been a shape shifter.

Clues are scattered across 2500 years and yet everything can fall into place in a fraction of a second. Whether the Peepal we grow, will be a witness or a conjecture remains to be seen.