24 December 1998 – 24 December 1998 @ SPH Auditorium, YMS Arts Centre


This staging of Talaq was cancelled due to the licence not being granted by the Public Entertainment Licensing Unit.

Public Entertainment Licensing Unit


Talaq – which means “divorce” – is a one-woman play about Nisha, a Muslim girl from India who is married off at the age of 16 to a Singaporean man twice her age. She finds out that her husband has been having an affair with another woman. When she confronts him about it, he beats her. The physical, sexual and psychological abuse worsens, but Nisha’s cries for help are drowned out by her husband’s family and relatives, and those within the community.




Talaq (1998), Miscellaneous
Visual for Talaq (1998). 
Agni Kootthu
Recorded: 24 December 1998