Thursday, February 19, 2009
Oi Ondhokar Ase
(The Dark Sounds)
A Bengali novel by Anisur Rahman
‘The Dark Sounds’ is an I-telling story which reveals > Anisur Rahman’s observations and feelings over the life of Bengali community people in Sweden, their cultural conflict, the emergence of Islamist militancy and military extremism in Bangladesh. As he tells the tales of a writer in exile and sifts through his effects. Anisur uncovers Bengali cultural aspects in Sweden and mystery of Swedish life that sheds light on deepened crisis in the life of Abdul Karim, the narrator in this novel.
Through a mosaic of images, conincidences, and associations, storyteller narrates everything as an outcome of personal accounts. Anisur is daring to express the subjects like sexuality-homosexuality, religion, politics, absence of liberty in Bengali life connecting two separate lands, Sweden and Bangladesh and Sweden’s difficulties to compete with the global economic challenges.
The novel somehow is a bonsai presentation of important scenes of present day Sweden. In a word, the novel ‘The Dark Sounds’ is a collection of insights in the life of the Swedes and the Bengalis. #
Monday, February 16, 2009
Since 1984 Chennai Kalai Khennuzhu had created a new idiom of expression and mostly kept to open-air performances.
The group had used theatre as a medium to rise against social challenges and always emphasised the need for raising consciousness of history among its audience.
V.P. Chintan and other progressive thinkers who had inspired the Kuzhu in its early days.
Pralayan is is the convener of the Chennai Kalai Kuzhu of Tamilnadu, India.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
The Terukuttu (Traditional Theatre of Tamilnadu, India) personality and Vaththiyar (Master cum Manager) of Purisai Kannapa Sampantham Parampariya (Traditional) Terukuttu Manran (society).
Munusamy of Purisai, Kanchipuram is one of the livivng legend of Terukuttu of Tamilnadu.
He is in his seventies but still a vibrant performer of Terukkuttu and plays the major roles like Karnan, Thuriyothnan, Kaddiyankaran etc.