UK-based troupe conducts workshop on Biranganas

September 5, 2013

UK-based troupe conducts workshop on BiranganasThe artistes of the London-based theatre and arts company The Komola Collective participated in an interactive session with the students of the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh in a workshop
held on Monday at the university.
The main objective of the workshop was to inspire the young generation to hear the inimitable stories and unique experiencesof Birangona (war heroines) and to confiscate the social blockades towards them. Despite being the contributors of creating a historical war of independence in 71, these women still are challenged in social taboo.
The two-hour experiential session Birangona Workshop explored issues around Birangona women was organised by the Center for Sustainable Development of ULAB in collaboration with The Komola Collective.
About 30 students of ULAB took part in this session to collate with the aim of The Komola Collective and CSD, helping to successfully spread their message among the young generation.
ULAB pro-vice chancellor professor HM Jahirul Haque inaugurated the workshop and director of The Komola Collective Filiz Ozcan conducted the main session.
This workshop explored the Birangona women issues, looked at what Birangona means, what it meant before, what it means now and the loss of identity. The session looked at the aftermath of the independence of Bangladesh and what happened to the women who were raped and tortured.

-With New Age input

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