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MAHATMAUniversal theatre presents a new stage dramaLEAD KINDLY LIGHTLEAD THOU ME ONA riot began to Noakhali in the year of 1946. It was a political issue to destroy communal harmony. The unity of Indian subcontinent. All the connections were disconnected by a attack styled as military. Road, Culvert & post office were destroyed. They set fired village after village by spreading petrol. Happened devastation loot, killing, kidnapping & tourcharing women. When this means reached to Mahatma Gandhi, he became tens and He started for Noakhali. He was sick and only two volunteers with him. When he reached here he felt a heating fire of communalism. Gandhi started searching for light from the dark fundamental cruelty. he was overcome his journey? who was gainer?Universal Theater to present a drama on the chapter from that unforgettable history of Mahatma Gandhi. This is more relevant and necessary in today’s atmosphere where hatred, disharmony, violence and intolerance are spreading at an alarming rate and moral values are on a decline. In the present age of unrest it is important to understand and practice his principles for a progressive world.Mahatma Gandhi is great world leader who has strived and sacrificed his life to showcase the power of non-violence, peace and unity.Background and ambienceIn those days situation in Bengal was particularly complex. In the province, Muslims represented the majority of the population (54%, as against 44% of Hindus) and were mostly concentrated in the Eastern part. As a result of this demographic structure and specific developments, this province was the only one in which a Muslim League government was in power under the provincial autonomy scheme introduced in 1935 in coalition with the Europeans, and against the hurdle of strong opposition from the Congress and also from a Hindu nationalist party, the Hindu Mahasabha. The latter was supported by many members of the rich Marwari trading community, composed of immigrants from Rajasthan, who largely dominated the economy of Calcutta and of Bengal (although European capital was still important).Against such backdrop, an unprecedented riot occurred in mid August 1946 in the provincial capital Calcutta on the Direct Action Day and detoriated the communal harmony of Bengal to all time lowest level.The onslaughtRiot in the district broke out in the Ramganj police station area in the northern Noakhali District on October 10, 1946. The violence unleashed was described as "the organized fury of the Muslim mob". It soon engulfed the neighboring police stations of Raipur, Lakshmipur, Begumganj and Sandip in Noakhali, and Faridganj, Hajiganj, Chandpur, Lakshman and Chudagram in Tippera. The devastation caused by widespread violence was quite extensive. Initial statistics regarding casualties remained doubtful. If the "Hindu" press placed the figures in thousands, the "League" press went on to the other extreme and even denied incidents of death. As per Gandhian Ashoka Gupta's report during visit with Mahatma Gandhi from the genocide site at least 2000 Hindus were forced to change their religion to Islam, six were forced to marry by force and one was murdered. However, the official estimate was a conservative 200. The immediate occasion for the outbreak of the disturbances was the looting of a Bazaar (market) in Ramganj police station following the holding of a mass meeting and provocative speech by Gulam Sarwar Hussein. This included attacks on the house of Surendra Nath Bose and Rajendra Lal Roy Choudhury, the erstwhile president of the Nokhali Bar and a prominent Hindu Mahasabha leader.MahatmaScript & Direction: Mazharul Haque PintuPresentation by UNIVERSAL THEATREPublic Show: 20 March 2011,Experimental Theatre Hall. At 7-00 pmBangladesh Shilpokala Academy.Universal Theatre46 Aziz super market 2nd floor shah bag Dhaka. Room: 6 ramna green (tennis federation) shah bag. Mobile: 01911691842

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Universal Theatre marks World Non-Violence Day thru' Mahatma

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 October 2 is observed across the world as the International Day of Non-Violence to disseminate the message of peace.


The day has been commemorating since 2007 as it is the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, an eminent ideologist of subcontinent during the Indian independence movement. Through non-violent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and became…


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At 2:30 on March 26, 2011, Dr. Ravindra Kumar said…
Thank you very much, friend!!! And of course for the priceless gift. I would feel honoured to work with you. Please remember me for any of your forthcoming event! With regards, Ravindra Kumar
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Thanks for accepting the friendship! Looking forward to have much more interaction!!!
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