Sunday, May 12, 2013

Historical 'Dakghar' Play At Jorasanko Thakur Bari

It was 10 October, and the year was 1917 when the famous play of
Rabindranath 'Dakghar' was for the first time staged at Bichitra
Bhavan of Jorasanko Thakur Bari.
The artists were Gaganendranath, Abanindranath, Soumendranath and
Rabindranath Tagore. The second day's play was remarkable due to the
presence of Mahatma Gandhi, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Madan Mohan Malabya,
C F Andrews etc. Once the play Dakghar (The Post Office) was played at
Bichitra hall for seven days at a streach. Surupa Debi, the daughter
of Abanindranath was played the role of Sudha and Ashamukul played the
role of Amal. Rabindranath used to play the roles of prahari,
rajkabiraj, thakurda and baul.

A. B.

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