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Sombhu Mitra

(1915—1997)

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Bengali theatre

Bengali theatre  

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Bengali, called Bangla by native speakers, is the mother tongue of 100 million people in Bangladesh, 70 million in West Bengal, and 2 million in Tripura (both states in eastern ...
Bijon Bhattacharya

Bijon Bhattacharya  

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(1915–78)Bengali dramatist and actor. Born in the countryside of what is now Bangladesh, he saw rural life at first hand, using this knowledge as primary material. Moving to Calcutta ...
Calcutta

Calcutta  

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Was founded on 24 August 1690 by Job Charnock of the English East India Company at Kalikata on the banks of the Hooghly river in Bengal. It grew quickly as Bengal displaced Madras as the company's ...
Indian People's Theatre Association

Indian People's Theatre Association  

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Society of performing artists formed at communist initiative in ‘defence of culture against Fascism and Imperialism’, in the organization's own words, and to make art ‘at once the expression and ...
Tripti Mitra

Tripti Mitra  

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(1925–89)Bengali actress and director. She performed in plays by Bijon Bhattacharya, some of them for the leftist Indian People's Theatre Association, including his trailblazing Nabanna (New Harvest, ...

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