Category: Women In Culture

Fouzia Dastango – 1st Female Dastangoi Storyteller

#MCMexclusive #WomenInCulture #CultureWorkers #India Dastangoi is a 13th century Urdu oral storytelling art form.This form of the art was revived in 2005 and thousands of shows have been performed in India and abroad since then. One of the earliest references in print to dastangoi is a 19th-century text containing 46 volumes of the adventures of Amir […]

Broto Alpona – Finger Painted Messages to the Gods

Bengali women from time immemorial performed various magico-religious rituals to appease and influence their Gods to grant them their wishes. These rituals involved finger painted designs drawn on clay floors and walls. These women, often powerless members of society, used this art form to convey their hopes and wants to their Gods and display their […]