A musical event titled Veer Meera – A Musical on Empowering Women by Sumadhur Hansadhwani Trust is going to be held at Kamani Auditorium on July 26. The show is inspired by the 16th century Hindu mystic poet and devotee of Krishna, Meera Bai. Sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, it aims to spread the message of women awakening and liberation by showcasing the ideology of Meera Bai and her warrior spirit
It is conceptualised and composed by Padma Shri awardee and Indian classical vocalist Vidushi Sumitra Guha and her senior disciple Samia Mahbub Ahmad. The show is a production that brings together an amalgamation of songs celebrating Meera Bai and her bhajans.
The script of the show is written by Pandit Vijay Shankar Mishra in a way that it narrates her story while honouring the women achievers. The songs are sung by Vidushi Sumitra Guha and enacted through a dance recital by Kathak exponent Shinjini Kulkarni.
Meera Bai, according to Guha, was the first feminist and a visionary who voiced against the wrongdoings of the society.
“Despite being from the royal family, she questioned the norms of animal slaughter as an offering for gods. She stood up to all established norms of honour, and to the authority of every mortal man around her. Through our musical we are showcasing her commitment, devotion, and bravery and signifying its importance for women of today’s generation,” she says.
“The musical evening will have songs talking about Meera Bai and how she stood against caste, creed, gender, inequality,” she adds.
When: 6:30 pm; July 26
Where: Kamani Auditorium, Copernicus Marg