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Glimpses of Bengali Folk Dramas: An Heritage of Bengal

Nisith Chakravarti (Author)
Synopsis This book is a looking glass of the Bengali folk dramas which have an enriched, glorious tradition and history. 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 endeavored to pull the curtain of these wonderful dramas fro presentation to the curious readers.
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About the author

Nisith Chakravarti

Born and educated at Kolkata. Patental home at Vikrampur, Dacca, now Bangladesh. Retired as District Information and Cultural Office, Government of West Bengal. Served over 30 years in the Districts of West Bengal Now Attached to the folk and Tribal Cultural Centre, Deptt. of Information and Cultural Affairs. Life Member, Indian Folklore congress Association. Contributed articles to Jugantal Patrika Amrita, Samhita, Ajjkall, Bangalok, Lokosruti and in little magazines as well as in an English weekly “West Bengal” of the State Government. His published works are: (i) Tattya O Parichaya Dakshin 24 Parganas (Edited an informative book on the district published b the Zilla Parishad); (ii) Pagalchander Mela: Fakiri Gun by Academy of Folklore; (iii) Nachni (in English by Saptarshi); (iv) Nachni (in Bengali by Sagnik) & (v) Tarjagun (by Folk and Tribal Cultural Centre). Recited self composed poems from the all India Radio, Kolkara. Took systematic lesson in Rabindrasangeet from the eminent artist Shri Dwijen Mukhopadhay. Worked as Resource person on an educational programme for Doordharsan on the ‘Puppet Dance’ under the auspicious of the University Grants Commission.

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Bibliographic information

Title Glimpses of Bengali Folk Dramas: An Heritage of Bengal
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher R.N. Bhattacharya
Language: English
isbn 818766147X
length xii+62p., Plates; 28cm.