The entire folk society could be discovered and comprehended from these dramas which had their origin in myths, rituals, beliefs, customs and usages of the rural community. They are factually an historical and socio-cultural documents of Bengal stretching over a few hundred years or more. The author has endeavoured to pull the curtain of these wonderful dramas for presentation to the curious readers.
(i) Nachnt (in English Soptatshi), (iv) Nchini (in Bengal by Sagnik) Tarjagaaby (by Fobal Cultural Centre)
(vi) Tuppet Dance in India: Origin and Evolution (by R. N. Bhattacharya,
(vily Putulpach (by Folk & Tribal Cultural Centre). Recited self-composed poems from the All India Radio, Kolkata. Took systematic lesson in Rabindrasangeet from the eminent artist Shrl Dwijen Mukhopadhay.
Received an Award as Subject-Expert for an educational film telecast in the Doordarsan on the "Dancing Dolls" (puppels) for best programme in Hunianities, Literature and Communication from the University Grants Commission for the year 2003.
Many of the form discussed in this small, but well written monograph are in quite bad shape due to financial paucity and lack of Interest in them by the upcoming generation. This indaquesis often tend to create disinterest about them and gradually some of the forms face the threat of extinction. Such a problem could be solved only if competent scholars actively take initiative, so that these once-popular drama forms may again be resorted to their deserving position. A book like this would serve such a purpose to a great extent.
The creation of the dramas were spontaneous and born out of the heart from an illiterate society composed of underfade and poverty ridder. people who found enjoyment and delight in their own creations. But what is laudable and worth mentioning that our folk dramas have been in course of time a very strong medium for promotion of mass education and communications.
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