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The Music & Dances of WATER
October 14, 2022 - October 22, 2022
Maghai Dom is a water-diviner in a village in Bengal. Santosh Pujari, the village zamindar (large landowner), uses Maghai to find water underground. There, using government funds, wells are dug. But in a twist of irony, Santosh and his upper caste brethren do not share the water from these wells with Maghai and the lower caste villagers. This causes them untold misery in the dry season.
The village school teacher helps the lower caste villagers build a dam on the river Charsa to store water for the dry season. But Santosh and the upper caste villagers, supported by the SDO and the police are opposed to anything that might free the poor villagers from their yoke of tyranny.
The show has original music and dances from rural Bengal.
A compelling Indian story, Water is also an important story for the world as it faces the challenge of climate change.