Deadly Delhi gang-rape inspires award-winning play
NEW DELHI (AFP) - Award-winning playwright Yael Farber, whose new work focuses on the fatal gang-rape of an Indian student last December, was inspired by the protests that erupted across the country after the attack.
"I remember feeling this extraordinary sense of envy when I looked at India... I mean - who takes to the streets anywhere else in the world to speak for a young single woman?" the South African said in an interview with AFP.
Shocked by the attack, she posted about it on Facebook.
Bollywood actress Poorna Jagannathan saw the post and invited her to India where the idea for a play about sexual violence began to take shape.