A bunch of children who are travelling to see a performance are the focus of the narrative in Pankaj Saikia’s The Theatre of Ghosts. It starts with two young girls leaving their house with their pet dog. The girls and their dog think they glimpse a ghost on their route and are scared by it. Later on, we discover that the ghost was only a little child wearing a mask. He takes off his mask and starts making fun of the girls. The same thing happens once again. All of the children eventually make their entrance with torches in a bamboo grove.
November 2022, volume 46, No 11