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Kolkata Centre for Creativity Presents Ramjhol 1.0


News Desk, News Nation 360 : Ramjhol 1.0 - Rajasthan: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow is an exploration of the culture of Rajasthan and its ties with Kolkata.   It is not a mere exhibition in a traditional sense, but a conclave of Rajasthani culture across platforms and KCC tries to touch upon all aspects of creativity through this conclave including contemporary art, theatre, film, craft, design, architecture and history and language & literature, culminating in three days of performances, workshops, talks and exhibitions. The Conclave will present Dingal and Maand, two rare genres of poetry and music respectively that developed in the feudal milieu so unique to the region. Dingal with its unique metres, performative styles and alliteration patterns like बयणसगाई and Maand with its distinctive repertoire of songs and murkis and khatkas. The Conclave’s exploration tries to go beyond the celebratory cliches one usually encounters– the usual contrast of rustic and royal rustled up for the tourism industry.  Ramjhol 1.0’s take on Rajasthan culture is completely different from the usual and focuses on aspects such as the Rajasthani

language, its literature, and its unique poetic and musical traditions. Migration to Kolkata from Rajasthan dramatically increased after the छप्पनियो काळ – the terrible drought of 1899. In the aftermath of this increased migration, the profits from business here, in East India, were used to build some of the most marvellous havelis in Rajasthan– particularly in Shekhawati.  KCC is excited to present a talk on this chapter against the backdrop of the history of Kolkata and Rajasthan. Richa Agarwal,  Chairperson of Kolkata Center for Creativity said that over these three days, KCC will come alive with a series of events that will transport to the land of royals — from an art exhibition by the renowned artist and researcher Madan Meena that will showcase the intricate craftsmanship of Rajasthan, to insightful talk sessions, Pop Ups, musical performance by Pandit Pukhraj ji Sharma, a play by Ramanjit Kaur and group, traditional performances like Ghoomar and multiple workshops on folk art forms like Pichhwai and a lot more. It is their privilege to have scholars, poets, craftsmen and artists from across Rajasthan including Bikaner, Beawar Kota & Bharatpur for Ramjhol 1.0. They promise an experience that will leave an indelible mark.

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Report : Anustup Kundu

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