From Bricks to Walls

“One of our favourite pastimes was to gather with our friends on the rooftops and practise broto-chari…with the daily laundry strung as ‘tents’ off course,” my mother would tell us whenever women’s movement came up in the conversation. Here they learnt the simple dance and songs which led the way to Bratachari Movement, initiated by Gurushodoi Dutta. Continue reading

Baula Antar: Jago Nari Banhi Shikha on ETV

A special musical programme on International Women’s Day, titled “Baula Antar: Jago Nari Banhi Shikha,” will be aired tonight on Ekushey Television at 6:30 pm. Rishita Jahan and Saiful Islam have jointly produced the programme.

The programme features three female baul singers — Anima Mukti Gomez, Ruma Sarkar and Lata Dewan. On the programme, the artistes will share their achievements as well as struggles.