Bidesia

Definition

Theater

  • In India, a form of theater performed in the villages of thenortheastern state of Bihar. Dating from the early 20th century, itwas supposedly created by Bhikhari Thakur, a barber, who left hishome and his profession to tour Bihar with a company of itinerantactors. A bidesia is a person who emigrates from his homeland.The plays deal with the everyday trials and tribulations of villagers,including the constant clash between traditional rural values andthe new thinking of the towns.
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