Starmark and Dev Sahitya Kutir to pay an online tribute to Pandit Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar on his 200th birth anniversary

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Starmark and Dev Sahitya Kutir to pay an online tribute to Pandit Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar on his 200th birth anniversary. 

Kolkata, September 22, 2020: Pandit Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar (1820-1891) was one of the legendary figures of the 19th century Bengal renaissance, revered as an academician, litterateur, social reformer, humanitarian and philanthropist who endeavoured to ensure the well-being of those oppressed in every possible way—particularly women, the impoverished and the illiterate.

Starmark, in association with Dev Sahitya Kutir, will pay an online tribute to Pandit Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar on his 200th birth anniversary on September 26 (through Starmark’s facebook page)with a storytelling session for children and young adults by Satinath Mukhopadhyay, an eminent television and stage  personality, he will read excerpts from Kathamala, Bodhodoy and Akhyan Manjari ; a talk by Rupa Majumdar on Pt. Vidyasagar’s Widow Remarriage Movement—and its Impact, and a dramatised reading from Bhrantibilas ( translation of Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors by Pt. Vidyasagar, which was later adapted for a Bengali film)  by renowned stage personalities Jagannath  Bose and Urmimala Bose.

Jagannath Bose and Urmimala Bose are the pioneers of talk-theatre in Bengal, who took it to a live on-stage environment, devoid of any sets, props and make-up. Both are respected stage and television personalities.

Satinath Mukhopadhyay is a renowned elocutionist, presenter and a prominent stage and television personality.

Rupa Majumdar is theDirector of Dev Sahitya Kutir and the Editor of two of its  prestigious publications—Nabakallol and Suktara.

Programme details are as follows:

September 26, 2020…6.00pm: Storytelling session for children and young adults with well-known television and stage personality Satinath MukhopadhyayDuration: 15 mins.  

This will be followed by

6.30 pm: A talk by Rupa Majumdar on Pt. Vidyasagar’s Revolutionary Movement—Widow Remarriage and its ImpactDuration: 10 mins.  And the evening’s event will conclude with…

7.00pm: Dramatised reading from Bhrantibilas (translation of Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors by Pt. Vidyasagar which was later adapted for a Bengali film) by renowned stage personalities Jagannath Basu and Urmimala Basu. Duration: 20 mins.