Sutak

Sutak

‘Sutak’ means the twelve day mourning ritual. For Lalita, it lasted 24 years. This is the story of Lalita and Vinodini. Two sisters— Vinodini, people say, is of a ‘loose’ character. Lalita, her husband says, is frigid. Two sisters, two ‘incomplete’ women. Mother is dead. At the funeral, it becomes imperative that they confront each other. Women will realize their full potential only when they have a complete perception of their shared past. Will Lalita choose to reveal some bitter truths? Or will she grant Vinodini the (false) memories of an idyllic childhood? A childhood that Lalita herself could only dream of…
Author
Nadi Palshikar

An MBBS doctor, Nadi has worked with women patients from lower socio-economic status groups for ten years. During her course in Women’s Studies in Pune University, her article ‘The Health Patterns of Indian Muslim women’ won the prize for best essay. This was followed by a course in Screenplay Writing at the FTII. She has presented a paper on the Women Characters in the Screenplays of Vijay Tendulkar at the First Indian Screenwriters’ Conference. Nadi lives in Pune with the scientist Girish Palshikar. They have one daughter, Mukta.