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Dance drama on Buddhacharita at Nat’l Museum today
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Dance drama on Buddhacharita at Nat’l Museum today

Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre (IGCC), Dhaka is presenting a dance drama by Dr Mahua Mukherjee on Buddhacharita- in Sanskrita Mahakavya style on the life of Gautam Buddha at main auditorium of National Museum in Shahbag of the capital this evening.

Professor Dr Mukherjee (M.Sc., Ph.D.) is currently holding the Tagore Chair at the University of Dhaka. She has done her Botany specialisation in Cytogenetics from Calcutta University. In India, she is the Professor at the Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata and was the Dean of the same institute from 2013 - 2016. With over 40 years of research work, she has revived and reestablished Gaudiya Nritya, a classical dance form of Bengal, which is more than 2000 years old. She has also taught Gaudiya Nritya as a Fulbright Visiting Professor in Oklahoma Norman University, USA.

She has authored around 19 books on dance and contributed towards making of documentary films- Dance of God (1997), Trance In Motion (2012), Resurrection (2014, Parliament TV Channel), Gaudiya Nritya-Golden Glory A Classical Dance of Bengal, (2017, Sangeet Natak Akademi). She has achieved several awards.

The event is open to all and there is no need to collect invitation pass.

Where: National Museum, Shahbag

When:  6:30pm, today