Saturday, August 13, 2011

A Rajasthani Folk Tale & A Lost Art Form of Storytelling: Dastan-e-Chouboli


We're attempt a first - marrying a Rajasthani folk tale to a form of Urdu storytelling. And we hope this fusion will be as riveting as the tales from the Tilism-e-Hoshruba.

Mahmood Farooqui presents

In Association with the Old World Culture

A Dastangoi presentation of the great Rajasthani folk story CHOUBOLI
Based on the version created by Vijaydan Detha

Princess Chauboli has vowed that she will only marry a man that can make her speak four times in one night. Seventeen times twenty-four princes have tried and failed and are now rotting in the dungeon grinding fodder for horses. A brave and valiant Thakur, one who shoots 108 arrows through his wife's nose-ring, everyday, day after day, also wants to try his luck. What happens to him? How will Chouboli be won? Containing a story within a story within a story, some of them pan India favorites, Chouboli is a funny, bitter, sarcastic and lyrical take on Indian life.

Performed by- Danish Husain and Mahmood Farooqui

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Adapted and Directed by-Mahmood Farooqui

On Sunday 4th September at the Stein Auditorium, Indian Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi at 7 pm.

The first ticketed Dastangoi show in Delhi. Ticket denominations INR 100, 200, & 300/- The tickets are available at BookmyShow

You may also contact the Program Desk at Habitat for more info: +91 11 4366 3080/90.

4 comments:

Preeti Sampat said...

Looks amazing! Will be there, please post ticket details when available. :)

Anita Anand said...

An excellent performance. Thank you so much for the enchanting evening.

Taalib said...

Great performance - wish you all would do this more often!

inkshink said...

Fantastic performance, really enjoyed it. Looking forward to more such evenings.