Assam Sahitya Sabha is all set to bring a ‘forgotten’ performing art back to Assam!

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Assam Sahitya Sabha, on a press-meet in Guwahati today announced a two day International Seminar in Kathmandu, Nepal on 19th and 20th February. Assam Sahitya Sabha, in association with Assam Nepali Sahitya Sabha & Tribhuvan University, going to organize the seminar to put light on topics like “Nepali Language”, “Assamese Language”, “A comparative study of the Assamese and Nepali language”, “Assamese language, literature and culture” etc.

The seminar will especially emphasize on ‘Charyapada‘, an ancient performing art form popularised in Nepal originated from Kamakhya, Assam as described the Sahitya Sabha officials.

“We are trying to bring back the esteemed Charyapada performing arts to Assam. This performing art has been developed simultaneously to the Satriya culture and Byasha Ojapali curated by Srimanta Shankardeva.”

He further added,

“Various researches have been showing that people who flew away from KamAkhya, Assam to Nepal during the era of Mughal attack, have been preserving this art form in nepal from centuries. WE SHOULD BRING IT BACK TO ASSAM FOR THE FURTURE GENERATIONS TO WITNESS THIS ASTONISHING CULTURAL REFORM.”

He further added that despite many requests for financial help to various renowned organizations including the cultural department of the government of Assam, no help could be attained. With the efforts of Assam Nepali Sahitya Sabha & Tribhuvan University, teams ofXatriya artists’ have been sent to Nepal for the seminar to learn the CHARYAPADA art form practised there so that it can be brought back to Assam, where it actually belongs.

“More than 50 renowned researchers have agreed to take part in the event to present their papers. Gradually, we will try to conduct seminars in Assam, so that we can teach the future generations this beautiful, culturally rich art form”, the member stated further.

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Posted by KhoborNortheast on Sunday, February 16, 2020

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