Flora Crewe, a young poet travelling in India in 1930, has her portrait painted by a local artist. More than fifty years later, the artist's son visits Flor'as sister in London while her would-be biographer is following a cold trail in India. The alternation of place and period in Tom Stoppard's new play (based on his radio play In The Native State ) makes for a rich and moving exploration of intimate lives set against one of the great shafts of history, the emergence of the Indian subcontinent from the grip of Europe ...

Indian Ink: A Play 1995, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York

ISBN-13: 9780571175567

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