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To’ PAIDOM – A play in Rabha and Assamese.

November 9, 2016

To’ PAIDOM – A play in rabha and Assamese
from Goalpara, Assam

Script, Concept & Direction: Sukracharjya Rabha

to-paidom-a-play-in-rabha-and-assamese-from-goalpara-assam-at-ranga-shankara-bengaluruTo Paidom is based on a Rabha folk-tale, and the literal meaning of the term is ‘the bird named Paidom’. The story revolves around a mother and her five sons. One day while collecting vegetables from her kitchen-garden the mother notices the droppings of an unknown bird. When the vegetable is cooked it turns out to be extremely delicious. After hearing about the indications of the presence of a strange bird, the four elder sons decide to hunt it, assuming its meat will be exceptionally tasty and might even make them immortal. Despite the warnings of the wise younger brother and mother, they go to hunt it. The bird, which is an evil presence, takes over their minds completely, consuming their souls and making them dance to her tune. Meanwhile, the mother has a dream and forces her youngest son to go to the rescue of his brothers. He does so and manages to save their lives. However, one of the brothers strikes him and the others lie to their mother on reaching home, saying that they never met their brother. When the youngest son regains consciousness he returns home and kills his eldest brother.

Tickets are available at Ranga Shankara and

To Paidom on Thursday | 10th November 2016 | 7:30 PM

Ranga Shankara
36/2, 8th Cross,
(Next to J P Nagar Post Office)
2nd Phase, JP Nagar,
Bangalore 560 078.

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