Recitation troupe Abritti Sangsad entertained the audience with its production Prakjugey Purobhagey featuring four characters from the Indian epic Mahabharata.
Through the epic characters Kacha, Devyani, Kunti and Kurni, the production depicted issues like love, identity, society, humanism and war. The show was organised by recitation troupe Harbola as part of its yearlong 20th founding anniversary celebrations programme at Music and Dance Centre Auditorium of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Sunday.
Prakjugey Purobhagey, compiled and directed by Kazi Mahtab Shuman, commenced with slokas from the Rigveda. Shuman has used prose translation of Mahabharata by Rajshekhar Bose and verse translation by Kashiram Das to present the stories of the four Mahabharata characters.
The production also features poems by Rabindranath Tagore, Jibanananda Das and Sabysachi Dev on the four characters.
‘Though Prakjugey Purobhagey deals with Mahabharata characters, the issues addressed in the production are relevant to today’s society’, said Kazi Mahtab Shuman.
The conflict between good and evil, love and betrayal in the story of Kacha and Devyani have been depicted through both prose and verse translations in Abritti Sangsad’s production that also featured Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore’s poem Biday Abhishap narrating the story of Kacha and Devyani.
The story of Kunti and her son Karna is another popular story in Mahabharata.
Abritti Sangsad artistes presented the tragic story reading and reciting parts from Rajshekhar Bose and Kashiram Das’ translations and contemporary poet Sabyasachi Dev’s poem Karna.
Artistes Biplob Saha, Sumona Dutt, Anupama Shikha, Faisal Ananta, Nuzhat Alam, Kifayat Anika, Hridi Sukonya, Apon and Kazi Mahtab Shuman performed in the production.
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