The Political Chess King: A Drama

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Dr. Nadya Chishty-Mujahid wrote a Pakistani college-based play in English. I had been thinking about the art of fiction and thought that an annotated version of the attached play would make for a good monograph-with detailed explanatory notes, a few translations.


"The process by means of which creative non-fiction turns into fiction is fascinating, and I explored it by engaging in this endeavor; a number of the characters are based on my students and Dr Madeeha [in the cast of characters] is based on myself. The title Shatranj is the Eastern word for chess, which is a dominant theme in the play since it is about student politics, and the 16 student characters are aligned with major chess pieces of the black and white teams.”
From the Introduction

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