Durga Puja 2009 - Esheche Sarot - Mahasweta Bhattacharya | Bangla Kobita Abritti | Bengali Elocution

Mahasweta had a very strong cultural environment at home. Every member of her family was associated with drama or recitation to some extent. So, she never had to put an extra effort to learn this rich thread of culture and did not receive any formal training at cMahasweta Bhattacharyahildhood. Elocution became a part of her life. She got immense encouragement from her family, specially her mother, her neighbours and her secondary school. Her teachers in school gave her the opportunity to participate actively - in recitation, drama and organizing the program. Later, in her professional life as a teacher she fortunately received the same atmosphere.
Since childhood she did a lot of stage performance in South Kolkata. When she was around 21 years old, she underwent formal training in close supervision of Smt Bratati Bandyopadhyay and thereby performed in some of the well-known stages in Kolkata.
She is now in the USA for a long time and for this reason though she was detached from stage, she was not away from recitation. Last year, in 2008 she performed in NJ after a long gap and that was a turning point in her life. She is once again linked with this world. Immense enthusiasm from her husband, her 6 yrs old daughter, her father-in-law, her mother and some close friends is again encouraging her to live the life of a reciter.
Mahasweta would love to accept criticism of her recitation performance. Feel free to send the same at swetamahasweta@gmail.com.

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