As they do now, eight decades later, listening to it while they contemplate the day to come. As always, there was controversy around the programme. The time Album) the programme — at 4 a. Today, the programme continues to be broadcast from four in the morning, for which millions of Bengalis set their alarms and wake up to re-invent the spirit of Durga Puja celebrations. For several years after it began inJal Anite Jai - Mohsin Mortaba - Boshonto - Bengal Modern Dance Songs (CD, the programme was broadcast on the sixth day of the Devi Paksha, rather than on first.
Their disapproval was dumped by popular approval. The story of the music that accompanies the chants, the songs and the declamations ought to Jal Anite Jai - Mohsin Mortaba - Boshonto - Bengal Modern Dance Songs (CD in secular folklore.
The musicians were of all faiths. While the Hindus guessed more or less accurately when to blow the conch shells and bang the cymbals to add an authentic touch, the up country violinists were apparently unable to tell the difference between Sanskrit and Bengali and so played on, deviating from the score.
As the programme settled into place as the harbinger of the Durga Puja season, the minor glitches were ironed out. The Mahalaya programme was a live performance till and those who participated and those who helped to produce it retain the fondest memories of waking up soon after midnight, getting dressed in dhotis and white saris with red borders, being picked up and then plunging into a performance that stirred them and the soul of Bengal. There was enough incense and flowers to make the occasion believably real.
There was only one year when it was not broadcast live during the first three decades; that was inwhen Kolkata was made unsafe by the unprecedented scale of communal violence.
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Past through the lens of the present Of course, as Aakar Patel points out in his columnthis history of the Marathas is usually never given popular currency. The Marathas are often portrayed as a proto-national force, acting as agents of either India or Hindu nationalism.
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