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NYUAD Arts and Humanities faculty are frequently featured in local and international news media.

Traversing Diverse Terrains: Interview with Abhishek Majumdar
Abhishek Majumdar’s theatre carries the weight of multiple languages, regions, philosophies, forms, themes and colors that immediately call to mind the sheer diversity of the Indian theatrical landscape. And beyond.
Critical Stages | June 2023

Setting the Stage
Abhishek Majumdar’s theatre of ideas
The Caravan | July 1, 2021

Disproportionately Affected
Artistic Director Abdul Shayek announces his first season for Tara Theatre with tickets available now. New works from writers including Abhishek Majumdar.
Fan Carpet | May 31, 2021

FirstAct: In 'Salt', a woman and her daughters walk the hard line between hunger and dignity
'Salt' revolves around a family of three women — a mother and two daughters — who are coping with the pandemic and its resulting shortcomings by telling each other stories and faking the food on their plate.
Firstpost | September 17, 2020

Pandemic made me realise Bengaluru is a labour camp with a few apartments: Abhishek Majumdar
For 15 years, Abhishek Majumdar has created plays on the fragility of human lives trapped in war and other upheavals. When the lockdown turned him into a relief worker, the award-winning theatre director found himself in a baffling new conflict zone.
Indian Express | May 31, 2020

Playwright Abhishek Majumdar talks Kashmir and extremism
In society, the role of the artist is unambiguous: to assert the individual imagination, be curious and forge new questions — the singular power that states fear.
Gulf News | September 3, 2019

Playwright-director Abhishek Majumdar on theatre as confluence, its future in India, and directing a film.
Culture critic Trisha Gupta's two-part interview with playwright-director Abhishek Majumdar.
Majumdar spoke with critic Trisha Gupta about theatrical form and content, the politics of language in India, and his many interests beyond the stage.
Firstpost. | August 20, 2019

As Abhishek Majumdar's Djinns of Eidgah is staged at Edinburgh Fringe, a conversation with the playwright-director
Culture critic Trisha Gupta's two-part interview with playwright-director Abhishek Majumdar.
Majumdar's production of Djinns of Eidgah by the Bread Theatre and Film Company of Cambridge is currently being staged at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Firstpost. | August 19, 2019

Pah-La review – fascinating Tibetan drama sets theatre ablaze
Abhishek Majumdar’s play launches a philosophical inquiry into non-violence and defying oppression
The Guardian | April 9, 2019

Abhishek Majumdar: the playwright fighting death threats with ice cream
His plays get banned and shadowy figures follow him in the street. But Abhishek Majumdar will not be silenced. As his drama about riots in Tibet is finally staged, we meet the fearless writer
The Guardian | April 2, 2019

Abhishek Majumdar Is Quietly Staging A Revolution With His Theatre Company, Indian Ensemble
Up-close and personal with the winner of the first Shankar Nag theatre award, instituted by Ranga Shankara in 2014.
Man's World | July 19, 2017