Bard of Bhojpuri

Print edition : June 24, 2016

Bhikhari Thakur. He tried to restore the Bhojpuri art tradition. Photo: By Special Arrangement

Theatre was Bhikhari Thakur's forte, and he became an iconic figure with Bidesiya, the folk theatre style named after his magnum opus.

Bhikhari Thakur used folk tradition to recount the ordeal, courage and humanity of his community and bring about social change.
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