रविवार, 13 फ़रवरी 2011

1st Bhikhari Thakur Festival to create history in the pious city of Kolkata.

Bhikari Thakur  was an Indian author popularly known as the "Shakespeare  of  Bhojpuri". Thakur was born in a barber-family on 18 December 1887 at Kutubpur ( Diyara) Village in Saran District. He is best known for the creation of the twentieth century theatre form Bidesia. Bhikari Thakur was a barber (a backward Caste) who abandoned home and hearth to form a group of actors who dealt with issues of confrontation: between the traditional and the modern, between urban and rural, between the haves and the have-nots. Appreciative native Bhojpuri audiences consider          Bhikari Thakur as the incomparable founder father, propagator and exponent par excellence of this form. He was a folk poet, a folk singer, a folk dancer and  actor.

A festival in the reminiscence of the legend Bhikhari Thakur is being celebrated on 15th March, 2011 at 6pm.

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