Mogul Tamsa

Mogul Tamsa (ମୋଗଲ ତାମସା) : A traditional play satirizing Mughal rule in Odisha. Written by the poet Bansiballabha Goswami about 280 years ago in an eclectic mix of Odia, Bangla, Urdu, Farsi & Hindi. Based in Bhadrak, the plot derides one ‘Mirza Saheb’ & portrays Hindu-Muslim harmony in the region. This was organised by the state culture department as part of the monthly folk-art performances. This excellent troupe (from Sanket Cultural Association) was led by renowned Guru Badal Sikdar.

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