Archive for authorAritra Sarkar

Aritra Sarkar is a queer artist/filmmaker who has dedicated himself to explore the essence of the queer, through fiction and non fiction.

Beneputul: Crossdressers In ‘Jatra’ And Tales Of The ‘Other’

During the Colonial period, emerged the beginning of an era of unnerving portrayal of art on stage which marked almost a revolutionary growth of theatre companies all around the country. While predominantly, theatre became the mode of entertainment for the upper elite crust of the population, ‘jatras’ or ‘nautankis’ swept over the masses.
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