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Banga Bhawan’s tryst with history, 143-year old drama to be staged

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 Dec 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Correspondent

Silchar, Dec 27: Kamale Kamini, a 143-year old drama written by the legendary Bengali dramatist Dinobandhu Mitra in 1873, will be staged for the first time at Silchar at Banga Bhawan at 6pm on Wednesday. Banga Bhawan’s tryst with history will feature the drama which was directed by the legendary Girish Ghosh. This has been stated by the members of the reception committee which will be organizing the centery year of Surma Sahitya Sammilani, published Sribhoomi magazine in 1915, at a press meet held at Banga Bhawan recently. The members briefed about the concluding function of the centery year of the Sammilani and stated that programme will include staging of Neel Darpan, another classic drama from Dinobandhu Mitra.

The centre of attraction, Kamale Kamini, will be staged under the direction of noted dramatist, playwright, Shekhar Debroy. Dinobandhu Mitra came to Silchar in 1871 and was an employee of the Postal Department and he was at Silchar when he composed Kamale Kamini on September 13, 1873. He finished it on December 20 in the same year. Girish Ghosh’s outstanding dramatic skills and sheer genius placed the drama among the celestials when it was staged at Kolkata tiol Theatre.

Kamale Kamini is based on the history of Cachar and features some of the important historical facts about the communities of Manipuri, Dima Hasao and others. It has also been stated that 40 actors has been cast in this 1 hour 45 minutes drama. Dibandhu Mitra was awarded the title Rai Bahadur by the British government for services rendered at the Battle of Lushai. Among others present at the press-meet included members of the Sammilani Haren Dey, Dinendra rayan Biswas, Sanjib Deb Laskar, Gautam Prasad Dutta and Paritosh Dey.

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