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Ramchandra Manjhi to be awarded the 2017 Sangeet Natak Akademi Samman

The announcement of this award for Bhikari Thakur's stage collaborator is good news for Bihar's folk theatre. This will help resurrect folk theatre in the state and revive people's interest in it

Forward Press also publishes books on Bahujan issues. Forward Press Books sheds light on the widespread problems as well as the finer aspects of Bahujan (Dalit, OBC, Adivasi, Nomadic, Pasmanda) society, culture, literature and politics. Contact us for a list of FP Books’ titles and to order. Mobile: +919968527911, Email: info@forwardmagazine.in)

The titles from Forward Press Books are also available on Kindle and these e-books cost less than their print versions. Browse and buy:

The Case for Bahujan Literature

Mahishasur: A people’s hero

Dalit Panthers: An Authoritative History

Mahishasur: Mithak wa Paramparayen

The Common Man Speaks Out

Jati ke Prashn Par Kabir

About The Author

Jainendra Dost

Jainendra Dost is a theatre artiste and film director. He has a PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University on ‘Launda Naach’ and Bhikari Thakur. He is known for his documentary film titled ‘Naach Bhikari Naach’ based on extensive research and supported by Public Service Broadcasting Trust and Doordarshan. Under his direction, Bhikari Thakur’s plays have been staged in festivals both in India and in neighbouring countries such as Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bhutan

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