The Liberation War of Bangladesh was influenced by the urge for a cultural freedom as much as the culture in liberated Bangladesh took the War as an important ingredient. In this edition of our call-in show, Hello Washington, we take a look at the depiction of the Liberation War of Bangladesh in Bengali plays and dramas.
In answer to our listeners’ questions the panelists named a number of plays like Payer Awaj Pawa Jai, Shubochon Nirbashon, Ekhon Dush’Shomoy, Juddho Juddho and many others in which the Liberation War of Bangladesh was depicted in various ways. The panelists also said that Bangladesh Liberation War had many aspects and many dimensions and though not all the dimensions were adequately depicted, the spirit of Liberation war has been upheld in all plays. They also said that one of the good things was that unlike the electronic media where history of liberation war has been distorted in the past, the Bengali plays on the stage and the group theaters remained true to the glorious history of the War of Liberation in Bangladesh.
The panelists were Syed Shamsul Huq, a renowned novelist and playwright, Sara Zaker, a popular drama actress and Professor Momtazuddin Ahmed, a famous playwright and director who is now the Cultural Minister in Bangladesh Mission at New York.