Habib Tanvir





Habib Tanvir


Born
in Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
September 01, 1923

Died
June 08, 2009

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Habib Tanvir was one of the most popular Urdu, Hindi playwrights, a theatre director, poet and actor. He is the writer of plays such as Agra Bazar (1954) and Charandas Chor (1975). A pioneer in Urdu, Hindi theatre, he is most known for his work with Chhattisgarhi tribals, at the Naya Theatre, a theatre company he founded in 1959 in Bhopal, and went on to include indigenous performance forms such as nacha, to create not only a new theatrical language, but also milestones such as Charandas Chor, Gaon ka Naam Sasural, Mor Naam Damad and Kamdeo ka Apna Basant Ritu ka Sapna.

For him true "theatre of the people" existed in the villages, which he strived to bring to the urban "educated", employing both folk performers as actors alongside urban acto
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Charandas Chor

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Agra Bazaar

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The Living Tale of Hirma

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Agra Bazar

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Memoirs

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