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Jatra

Abhinav Dey
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One of the popular forms of folk theatre in Bengal is Jatra. Its origin is credited to Sri Chaitanya`s Bhakti movement. Chaitanya was a Hindu monk who promoted the worship of God. It is said that there were more than 50 troupes based in Calcutta`s old jatra district.

Posted On : 2/14/2015 4:12:00 AM

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Amrita Poddar
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Jatra is performed only in the rural areas and suburbs. It is popular in these areas but many urban people are not aware of this art form.

Posted On : 2/16/2015 4:33:17 AM

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Piyush Sethi
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Jatra theatre is a heritage of Wet Bengal. It is performed in different rural areas of the state. However, it is also popular in Bihar, Assam and Odisha.

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Sophia James
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I came across this article about Jatra. Here is the link www.indianetzone.com/1/jatra.htm

Posted On : 3/4/2015 12:40:19 AM

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Vicky Verma
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Hey Abhinav, where old jatra district is situated?

Posted On : 3/18/2015 5:00:16 AM

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