This play by Rawail Singh is a ‘dirge of, and for, daughters’ and it is an earnest effort to give voice to the intense pain of women. Actually, this play is an articulation of powerful emotion balanced on the scales of logic. Apart from being a researcher in the domain of Media Studies, Rawail Singh has also been a critic and reviewer of theatre and has the credit of being an acute socio-political thinker. A harmonious combination of these three qualities clearly emerges from this play. While constructing a perspective on the exploitation of women, he has presented its socio-political dimension, its attributes, and a critical analysis of the issue. He has tried to discover the tools to mold it back into the idiom of the theatre, and finally something new has emerged in this play from a fusion of these three elements.
Rawail Singh is former Professor of Punjabi at University of Delhi. Presently, he is Convenor of Punjabi Advisory Board of Sahitya Akademi, the National Academy of Letters. Besides he is on board of a number of national and international bodies, he has participated and contributed a lot to many of the literary and cultural events in India and abroad. Earlier, he was Secretary to Punjabi Academy, Government of Delhi for 14 years. He is also a renowned broadcaster. As Secretary, Punjabi Academy, he was instrumental to bring Punjabi literature, art and culture to centre stage. He has written a number of books in Punjabi Literature. His area of specialization is Medieval literature, Punjabi Drama and Media Studies in Punjabi which is a rare combination.