Kanjoos, an Indian adaptation of Moliere's The Miser
Tara Arts presents Kanjoos - The Miser, by Moliere, adapted by Hardeep Singh Kohli & Jatinder Verma from a literal translation by Patricia Dreyfus, at the Tara Theatre, in Earlsfield, south west London, from 26 Sep to 13 Oct 2012.
The play is transported from 17th century France to modern India.
In the money-mad maelstrom of modern India lurks Harjinder makhi-choos (flea-sucking miser). A man obsessed with hoarding his wealth by adhering strictly to Gandhi’s principles of minimum dress and food. Harjinder hates spending money with a passion, whether it be on his household or his children who themselves are desperate for marriage and obsessed with the Bolly life-style of Mumbai.
(Kanjoos is Hindi for Miser)