British-Indian Playwright Revisits The Riots That Greeted Her Last Piece

When Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti’s 2004 play Behzti (‘Dishonour’), depicting violence and rape in a Sikh temple, opened in Birmingham, protests by enraged Sikhs became violent, she received death threats, and the play had to be cancelled to preserve public safety. Now she has written a new play called Behud (‘Beyond Belief’) that recreates the furor.