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ⓘ Gabarghichor




                                     

ⓘ Gabarghichor

Gabarghichor is a play by Bhojpuri playwright Bhikhari Thakur. The play is about a woman, whose husband was a migrants and she had an illegal relationship with a man of her village and a child named Gabarghichor from that man. It is sometimes compared to Bertolt Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle.

                                     

1.1. Plot Characters

  • Galij:- Husband of Galij bo who works in Calcutta.
  • Gabarghichor:- 15-year-old son of Galij bo.
  • Garbari:- A villager with who Galij bo has extramarital Affairs.
  • Galij bo:- A married women living with her son and her husband is a migrant who has gone to Calcutta for living.
                                     

1.2. Plot Storyline

This play is set in a village, where Galij returns from Kolkata after years and sees a 15 year old lad named Gabarghichor in his house, who the villagers call the son of Galij bo wife of Galij. There was also a gossip in the village regarding the biological father of Gabarghichor.

Galij wants to take Gabarghichor back to Calcutta but Garbari the biological father of Gabarghichor intervenes and claims that Gabarghichor belong to him. It leads to a quarrel between Galij Bo, Galij and Gadbari as each of them were claiming Gabarghichor to be theirs. All of them put their points in font of Sarpanch Justice in the Panchayat Villages court and Panchayat decides to cut Gabarghichor into three pieces. A man comes and measures Gabarghichors body and agrees to do the job for four annas a piece. The mother relents and is ready to give up her claim on the son. The panchayat finally decides that Ghichor should stay with his mother.

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