Saturday 23 November 2019 ,
Saturday 23 November 2019 ,
Latest News
  • 9 killed as wedding vehicle collides with bus in Munshiganj
  • Tigers all out for 106 against India
  • PM in Kolkata to watch day-night Test match
  • Transport crisis ends as vehicles ply normally: Quader
  • Working to wage a movement: Fakhrul
9 December, 2016 00:00 00 AM
Print
ROKEYA DAY

Kanthoshilan to stage ‘Mahisayi Rokeya’ today

DL reporter
Kanthoshilan to stage ‘Mahisayi Rokeya’ today

Marking the ‘Rokeya Day’ today, popular recitation troupe Kanthoshilan will stage its new production titled ‘Mahisayi Rokeya’ based on Begum Rokeya’s life and works at the premises of Kanthoshilan, in the capital’s 222 New Elephant Road. Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, commonly known as Begum Rokeya, was a Bengali writer, thinker, educationist, social activist, and advocate of women’s rights. Born on December 9 in 1880 in  Mithapukur, Rangpur, Begum Rokeya died in 1932 on the same date December 9.
Every year to commemorate her works and legacy, Bangladesh observes December 9 as ‘Rokeya Day’. On that day, Bangladesh government also confers Begum Rokeya Padak on individual women for their exceptional achievement. In 2004, Begum Rokeya was placed at number 6 in the BBC’s poll of the greatest Bengali of all time.
The recital contains excerpts from a number of books on women’s empowerment penned by Begum Rokeya including Oborodhbashini, Motichur, Sultana’r Shopno, Chithi Patra, Paddaraag etc. Golam Sarwar, Kanthoshilon’s instructor has written and directed Mohiyoshi Rokeya.
The cast of the play includes Hasina Hasi, Ila Rahman, Khairun Nahar Snigdha, Raziya Sultana Mukta, Miftahul Jannat Nipun, Shirin Sultana Mithila and others.
Considered the pioneer feminist of Bengal she wrote novels, poems, short stories, science fiction, satires, treatises, and essays. Her major works include ‘Abarodhbasini’ a spirited attack on the extreme forms of purdah that endangered women’s lives and thoughts; ‘Sultana’s Dream’ a science fiction novella set in a place called Lady Land, a world ruled by women; ‘Padmarag’ (‘Essence of the Lotus’, 1924), another feminist utopian novel; ‘Motichur’, collection of essays in two volumes.

Comments

More Dhakalive stories
‘Dukhiar Kuthi’ to be screened at Public Library today As a part of the ongoing 14th International Short and Independent Film Festival (ISIFF), a film titled ‘Dukhiar Kuthi’ (The Land of Sadness), an adaptation from Amiya Bhushan Majumda’s…

Copyright © All right reserved.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman

Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman
Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Disclaimer & Privacy Policy
....................................................
About Us
....................................................
Contact Us
....................................................
Advertisement
....................................................
Subscription

Powered by : Frog Hosting