Harvest (play)

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Harvest is a play by Manjula Padmanabhan concerned with organ-selling in India set in the near future. It was first published in 1997 by Kali for women.[1] It is a critique of the commoditization of the third world body.The play confronts us with a futuristic Bombay of the year 2010. Om Prakash,a jobless Indian agrees to sell unspecified organs through InterPlanta Services, INC to a rich person in first-world for a small fortune. InterPlanta and the recipient's are obsessed with maintaining Om's health and invasively control the lives of Om, his mother Ma, and wife Jaya in their one-room apartment. The recipient, Ginni, periodically looks in on them via a videophone and treats them condescendingly. Om's diseased brother Jeetu is taken to give organs instead of Om.

Harvest won the 1997 Onassis Prize as the best new international play.