Folk opera: 'Ma, Mati, Manush' performed by Notto Company [Image: Print by Rokeya Sultana]
Folk opera: 'Ma, Mati, Manush' performed by Notto Company [Image: Print by Rokeya Sultana]
16 Feb 2015 MP3

This week's program presented a beautiful folk opera - 'ma, mati, manush' (Part 3) - performed by the group Notto Company in West Bengal, India. It was first staged in the 1970s playing the theme of people’s anger against the administration’s attempts to take away their land. About three decades later West Bengal's Trinamool Congress took the theme as their slogan drawing huge turnout in the politically volatile vast hinterland. This week's program was produced and presented by Ehsan Ullah.