Maneka Sorcar is a proud legatee of that hard-to-find tradition of scientific magic, termed Indrajaal. PC Sorcar, who himself inherited the tradition from his illustrious father, PC Sorcar senior way back during tumultuous times of 1971, is called the Maharaja of Indian Magic. And why not! [Image source]
But I like PC Sorcar’s conviction. The way he smilingly rubbished the supposedly supernatural powers of Sathya Sai Baba in a televised show late last year (see my story, Raining truths), it speaks volumes of his utter disregard of the malpractice that defames his passion, the world of magic.
On a Star Ananda episode not long back that showed interviews with PC Sorcar and his family, Maneka came across as a person of quality, groomed as she is by her meticulous father. Her solo show debuts at Star Theater day after ‘morrow.
Maneka being perhaps the first woman magician to inherit a mantle passed on by two generations there is a talk as to how she would fit the bill as a woman.
Coming to think of it, does it really matter if a magician is a woman or a man? Not really. What though surely matters is how she performs on the stage.
And that I suppose she will be quite adept at given her broad shoulders to bear the weight of expectations. Here is wishing her the best of success.