Kathmandu sees Tagore's childhood

Binod Prasad Adhikari | Updated: May 28, 2017 23:44 IST

Kathmandu [Nepal], May 28 (ANI): Indian theater group, Ruchika, on Sunday staged a drama based on famous literary figure Rabindranath Tagore's childhood in Kathmandu. The drama entitled "a quiet desire" depicts the childhood of Tagore and the setting that dates back to the 19th century. It also showcases the struggle which Tagore had to make at the time when he started writing. The drama, which presents the true account of Tagore's part of life, gives a clear and vivid picture about his relation with his sister-in-law, Kadambari. The drama ended with the tragic suicide of Kadambari four months after Tagore's marriage which clearly shows the strong bond inherited by two. The drama organized by BP Koirala India- Nepal Foundation and Embassy of India, Nepal, not only focused on the bond between the two but also helped to analyse it through the prose, poetry and music of Tagore. "We all know the December 1991 is very important for us because BP Koirala India- Nepal Foundation was established to promote and strengthen the relation between Nepal and India. The foundation has aimed to share knowledge, strengthening of relationship and developing understanding to deepen age old bond of friendship between the two countries," Nepal's Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister Jitendra Narayan Dev said. The drama, which lasted for one and half hour, had three main characters, one sub character and chorus of five. Indian Deputy High Commissioner to Nepal Vinay Kumar expressed sincere gratitude to the theater group and claimed that this sort of event will strengthen the age long relation between two close neighbors. "We all are very much aware and it is about the cultural ties that India and Nepal share, linguistically and in different art forms and it is indeed a great pleasure for us that we could find time to congratulate all the artists," Kumar said. Feisal E Alkazi, who has written and directed the Drama "a quiet desire", claimed that the staging of drama and organisation of literary programs help in strengthening the relation of two countries. "Any cultural attachment between any people just deepens the connection of any soil. I think the culture is something progressive and any ties can't alternate so whether it's India or Nepal or Bangladesh or Pakistan. We are so close to each other in cultural terms, religion, Buddhismor Hinduism, I think it's just the ties of family, the relationships, connection between people and I am sure it is beautiful process to be part of," Alkazi told ANI. (ANI)

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