Naatak presents its 35th production

A story on the partition of India-Pakistan

जिस लाहौर नई देख्या, ओ जम्याई नई

A play in Hindi by Asghar Wajahat
Cubberley Theater, Palo Alto, CA
March 6 & 11-12, 2011

Directed by Monica Mehta Chitkara

Produced by Manjusha Gangadharan

About the Play

Jis Lahore Nai Dekhya O Jamyai Nai (“One who has not seen Lahore has not been born”) was written in the 1980s. Set in 1947, it is the story of a Muslim family that migrates from Lucknow to Lahore and is allotted a haveli vacated by a departing Hindu family. Drama ensues when they find an old Hindu woman living in the haveli.

Asghar Wajahat’s classic was first performed by Naya Theatre under the direction of Habib Tanvir, who staged the play in Karachi, Lahore, Sydney, New York, Dubai and all over India. The play has also been performed by Ank Theatre group under the direction of Dinesh Thakur and by several other theater groups in various Indian regional languages. Recently, renowned Bollywood director Rajkumar Santoshi has announced plans to make a film based on this play.

Language: Hindi (with English supertitles)
Run-time: 120 minutes
Children under 10 will not be admitted | Flash photography not allowed.


FRI Mar 6, 8 pm
SUN Mar 11, 5 pm
SAT Mar 12, 6 pm


General: $20 ($16 for 5 or more tickets)
Front Orchestra*: $30 ($25 for 5 or more tickets)

Part of the proceeds benefit Vibha Bay Area
*Front Orchestra guarantees preferential seating


Cubberley Theater
4000 Middlefield Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94303