Article Number: 1276
Soft Cover, German, Glue Binding, 1996, Brinkmann&Bose
Duras

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India Song (1973), by Marguerite Duras, is an experimental play set in colonial India during the 1930s.

Through her unique use of disembodied voices as narrators, Duras presents a composite account of the tragic love story of Anne-Marie Stretter, wife of the French ambassador to India.

In 1972, Duras was commissioned by Britain’s National Theatre to write India Song as a play, although it was not staged at that time. India Song was first published in book form as a play/screenplay/ novel in 1973. It was adapted to film as a motion picture released in 1975 and first performed on stage in 1993.