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Jatra pala Isa Khan staged

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A scene from jatrapala Isa khan staged on Saturday at the Experimental Theatre Hall.A scene from jatrapala Isa khan staged on Saturday at the Experimental Theatre Hall.

Gallantry of Isa Khan, the greatest of the Baro Bhuiyans [twelve landlords] of the medieval Bengal, was depicted through jatra Pala Isa Khan at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Saturday.
 The historical jatra Isa Khan, written by Bhoironnath Gangopadhyaya and directed by Mridul Kanti Dey, depicts the vigour and courage exhibited by the independent ruler of Sonargaon Isa Khan (1529 – 1599) to protect his subjects from the Mughal invasion.
In the jatrapala, Isa Khan offers the Mughal commander-in-chief Mansingha to fight a duel and beats him thus saves his kingdom and people from the Mughal invasion.
Maridul Kanti Dey, Tanmoy and Shishir Rhaman perform different characters in the Jatra pala, produced by the theatre and film department of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. Arif Haidar is the creative director of the pala.
Sponsored by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Isa Khan was first staged on October 18 on the premises of Bangladesh Lok O Karu Shilpa Foundation, next to Isa Khan’s palace, as part of yearlong celebrations programme for declaring Dhaka as the Capital of Islamic Culture of the Asian Region by Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (ISESCO).




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