Crimson Rainclouds

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This play is a translation of a play performed by artists of Roop Raag at Rupmahal Theater on February 20, 1966. In Crimson Rainclouds, a Manipuri play from the 1960s, an artist determined to uphold his freedom is torn between his two loves, both only too gentle in their demands, and yet deeply caring. A sensitive man, he chooses art, knowing full well that he lets them down. While Indu would like him to change his lifestyle just a little bit, for recognition and comfort, Keinatombi would be happy to give him the little care and comfort that she thinks ... continued below

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58 p.

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Binodinī Dāsī, 1863-1941 1966.

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  • L. Somi Roy and Imasi: The Maharaj Kumari Binodini Devi Foundation

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  • Main Title: Crimson Rainclouds
  • Parallel Title: Asangba Nongjabi
  • Added Title: A Play by Binodini

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This play is a translation of a play performed by artists of Roop Raag at Rupmahal Theater on February 20, 1966. In Crimson Rainclouds, a Manipuri play from the 1960s, an artist determined to uphold his freedom is torn between his two loves, both only too gentle in their demands, and yet deeply caring. A sensitive man, he chooses art, knowing full well that he lets them down. While Indu would like him to change his lifestyle just a little bit, for recognition and comfort, Keinatombi would be happy to give him the little care and comfort that she thinks he needs for his art. For the time being at least, Gautam would go with her. The play draws on the playwright’s interactions with Ramkinkar Baij (1906-80), the eminent sculptor, with whom she studied in Santiniketan, and who has left behind a whole suite of sculptures and paintings of Binodini. The English translation of the play appears for the first time, followed by the original, now out of print, in both the Bangla and Meitei Mayek scripts; along with stills from two productions of the play and a couple of paintings of Binodini by Ramkinkar Baij, and a self-portrait by Binodini.

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A collection of digital resources from Imasi: The Maharaj Kumari Binodini Devi Foundation in Imphal, Manipur, India. The foundation works in the conservation of the cultural heritage of Manipur in North Eastern India, a Tibeto-Burman kingdom that is now a state of India on its Burmese border.

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Binodinī Dāsī, 1863-1941. Crimson Rainclouds, text, 1966; (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1213755/: accessed June 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Information.