Recitation show depicts plight of biranganas

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 01:00, Feb 18,2020


Baitarani Abritti Charcha Kendra arranges a recitation show titled ‘Birangana Katha’ at Bangladesh National Museum on Sunday. — Press release

Artistes gave the audience a glimpse into plight of biranganas, during and after the liberation war, at a recitation show held at Sufia Kamal Auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum on Sunday.

Recitation organisation Baitarani Abritti Charcha Kendra arranged the programme titled ‘Birangana Katha’ where recitation artiste Munira Parvin read selected parts from the book ‘Birangana Katha’, which has been penned by Apurba Sharma. She was accompanied by Tamanna, who rendered patriotic songs like Ek nadi rakto periye, Sabkati janala khule daowna and others.

The book was published in 2013 from Sahitya Prakashana.

It portrays true stories of twelve biranganas namely Hiramoni, Provarani, Sabeda Khatun, Sandha Rani, Manowera and others, All of whom hail from different districts under Sylhet division namely Moulvibazar, Habiganj, Kamalganj, Rajnagar and others.

Besides, the programme featured a discussion where recitation artiste Rupa Chakraborty delivered the welcome speech. Recitation artiste Nazmul Ahsan and Apurba Sharma also spoke at the event. Baitarani Abritti Charcha Kendra president Debbroto Sorkar presided over the programme.

‘I thank Apurba Sharma for writing this book. It gives readers a glimpse into the contribution of Biranganas to liberation war. The book is a must-read for the younger generation. I also thank Baitarani Abritti Charcha Kendra for arranging this show,’ said Rupa Chakraborty.

‘‘Birangana Katha’ portrays true stories of twelve war heroines who suffered at the hands of Pakistani occupation forces during the liberation war. It also details their struggles in independent Bangladesh,’ said Nazmul Ahsan.

‘Writing the book was no mean feat. I had to overcome many challenges to finish it. The society should give due honour to biranganas for the great sacrifices they made during the liberation war,’ said Apurba Sharma.

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