"tasher desh"

12:44 PM / Posted by li i /

"tasher desh", originally uploaded by Samir D.

Tasher Desh is one of Rabindranath Tagore's most famous dance operas, a unique genre he developed that was influenced by Western opera.

A Prince, tired of suffocating in his palace, goes in search of adventure. Accompanied by a far more conventional travelling companion, a Merchant, the mismatched pair get shipwrecked in the Land of Cards . Here the inhabitants are playing cards, well regulated and devoid of emotions. With the wild force of his personality, the Prince starts to effect change in the Cards and gradually their human qualities begin to emerge…

this photo was clicked in "Hindol 2010", Saltlake, Kolkata


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