This Sunday Story is a Bengali fairy tale adaptation by the legendary Sukumar Ray. The story titled ‘Hingshuti’ or ‘The jealous one’ narrates the tale of a jealous girl and conveys what might happen if one is too jealous of others at all times.
Not only is this story a must listen for children, it also serves as a parenting tool for teaching values to children. And then, in this day and age of envious competition for owning more and more, it also serves as a gentle reminder to the adults of what might happen in the end.
The story-teller is Subhannwita Guha, actor, director, script writer. Apart from that she constantly works with children running a Creative experience centre called ‘Kichir Michir’ and through her classes at ‘Robi Kobi’r Pathshala’ at Jahnavi Performing Arts Center, Kolkata. Subhannwita also appears as the lead in Swapnosandhani’s new play 1984, based on the George Orwell classic, directed by Debesh Chattopadhyay, on May 27, 2018 at Minerva Theatre,Kolkata.
‘Gop-gop-goppo’ is an online storytelling series for children aged between 3 to 12 years (it can be viewed by people of all ages), in which a new video is released every Sunday. The series will present various kinds of stories to bring back the oral tradition of story-telling and promote the art of listening for children. In an age where children are losing touch which their imaginative powers in the midst of technological advances that leave very little space for them to visualise and create their own images, the series aims to revive a this traditional Bengali form of storytelling, perpetuated over generations by parents and grandparents. It also aims to induce in young children, a love for the Bengali language, which is unfortunately under threat. In the process, the series hopes to serve as medium through which they connect with the language in their daily lives. The storytellers are accomplished film, television and theatre actors, educators, elocutionists and musicians known for their extensive work in their respective fields.
Story : Hingshuti By Sukumar Roy
Narrator : Subhanwita
Curated by Dr. Arna Seal
Cinematography : Abhishek Acharya
Digital Partner : BengalWebSolution
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