Rajar Chithi

ECTA Celebrates Rabindranath Tagore’s 150th Birth Anniversary with “Rajar Chithi”

ECTA celebrates the great Indian Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary with a new play “Rajar Chithi’ (Letter from the King – a play in Bengali with subtitles in English) at the Edison Valley Playhouse, 2196 Oak Tree Road, Edison NJ on June 11th (6.30pm), and 12th (5:00pm). Tickets are $20.00 and can be reserved by email to bhawmik@gmail.com or online at http://ecta.ticketleap.com/rajar-chithi.

During Rabindranath Tagore’s visit to San Francisco in 1916, media reports claim that there was an attempt by Indian nationalists to assassinate Tagore. Fortunately the plan did not succeed and the poet was provided with high level security by the local administration. It was further reported that the primary cause for their failure was that the nationalists could not agree amongst themselves as to whether they should carry out the assassination.  But was it really a failure that they couldn’t assassinate Tagore? Or was it the right thing to do?

The play “Rajar Chithi” is a fictional account of the moral, ideological and psychological conflicts these nationalist freedom fighters of India possibly had to experience to arrive at this decision.  The play also offers a deep insight into the social, political and philosophical influence Tagore had on the people at a time when the entire World was going through a great turmoil.

The play is written and directed by Sudipta Bhawmik.  The cast includes some very talented stage actors like Subhodev Das, Pinaki Datta and Piu Majumdar.

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