Books & Literature

Premchand's stories presented in dramatised reading format

Agency | August 01, 2018 05:01 PM

Mumbai: The audience in the Maximum City had first hand experience of reliving the tales of Munshi Premchand on the occasion of his 138th birth anniversary as stories of the legendary writer were presented in a dramatised reading format here.

Titled "Jashn-e-Premchand", the event was organised by Katha Kathan, a Mumbai-based organisation that has been working on the revival of Indian languages through the art of storytelling. The performances unfolded between July 26 and culminated on Tuesday, Premchand's birthday.

The stories were presented in three languages: Awadhi, Urdu and Hindustani.

The organisers said in a statement that the performances were held at different venues across Mumbai, with each venue having a mix of unique stories.

What also made the programme unique, according to the organisers, was the fact that this was the first time that Mumbai heard performances in Awadhi -- one of the sweetest dialects of Hindi from Lucknow.

The repertoire of stories being presented included: "Panch Parmeshwar", "Boodhi Kaaki", "Do Bail", "Shuddhi", "Qatil Ki Maa", and "Bhoot".

The finale of Jashn-e-Premchand was attended by versatile actor Naseeruddin Shah.

Have something to say? Post your comment
Must Read
CM’s consultative group on mission tandarust Punjab advocates stringent laws to check contamination of air, water and soil.
CM’s consultative group on mission tandarust Punjab advocates stringent laws to check contamination of air, water and soil.
Two woman among five  booked  for assaulting a man
Two woman among five booked for assaulting a man
DDPO fails to remove encroachment in five villages
DDPO fails to remove encroachment in five villages
Vitamin D may not reduce heart risk
Vitamin D may not reduce heart risk
Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston starrer Murder Mystery marks Netflix's biggest opening
Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston starrer Murder Mystery marks Netflix's biggest opening
Shatrughan Sinha questions Centre over AES epidemic in Bihar
Shatrughan Sinha questions Centre over AES epidemic in Bihar
Andhra Pradesh: Endowments Minister V Srinivas visits Tirupati Balaji temple
Andhra Pradesh: Endowments Minister V Srinivas visits Tirupati Balaji temple
Bihar: People of Harivanshpur village vacate home due to fear of AES
Bihar: People of Harivanshpur village vacate home due to fear of AES
Gurugram: Man arrested for allegedly masturbating on woman at metro station
Gurugram: Man arrested for allegedly masturbating on woman at metro station
On Rahul Gandhi's  birthday, NSUI offers to pay fee of slain security personnel, farmer's children in DU
On Rahul Gandhi's birthday, NSUI offers to pay fee of slain security personnel, farmer's children in DU
Director Cary Fukunaga delays shoot of Bond
Director Cary Fukunaga delays shoot of Bond
Our friendship with BJP isn't drama, drama was what happened in UP: Uddhav Thackeray
Our friendship with BJP isn't drama, drama was what happened in UP: Uddhav Thackeray