Mahendran Thiruvarangan Performing as Lago in Shakespeare's Othello

A stage performance of Othello in which Mahendran Thiruvarangan ('Thiru') acted as Iago in Shakespeare's Othello when he was fifteen years old at Jaffna College. Jaffna College is discussed in detail during Thiru's interview for the Archival Creators Fellowship project on Ilankai Tamil Feminism, for which Thiru is also an advisor. Jaffna College is discussed because at the time of the interview, it was facing a crisis because the school's American board of trustees had recently decided to withdraw funding from the school due to local mismanagement and lack of transparency. The school is a site from which much is discussed around the many contours of postcolonial transnational political and economic relations, and the challenge in navigating these dimensions in a way that is just.

Date: 2000
Subject(s): Mahendran Thiruvarangan
Type: Photograph
Source: Archival Creators Fellowship Program
Creator: Kartik Amarnath
Contributor: Mahendran Thiruvarangan
Location: Vaddukoddai, Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Collection: Kartik Amarnath Fellowship project
Donor: Mahendran Thiruvarangan
Item History: 2022-07-08 (created); 2022-07-12 (modified)

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