Monday 4 August 2014

Cutting Chai with Bhawana Somaaya - Day 406

Centenary Year 2014-2015

Begum Qudsia Zaidi, writer, social worker and theatre practitioner, is best remembered for her pioneering role in establishing the Hindustani Theatre in Delhi in the 1950s. She was closely associated with various cultural institutions of Delhi like the Shankar's Weekly, Children's Book Trust, Bharatiya Natya Sangh, Hindustani Theatre, etc. She translated and adapted several plays from Sanskrit, English, German and other languages. Her works for children include the iconic Chacha Chakkan ke Draamey, among others.

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