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History revisited: Filmmakers look to Punjab for inspiration

23 October 2010

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History revisited: Filmmakers look to Punjab for inspiration

Whether it is the land that is under attack or it is the passage to the country or an enviable seat of power and politics, it becomes a treasure trove of love and betrayal, war and valour, kings and warriors, heroes and conquests, ancient texts and folklore.

Such is the history of Punjab.

“Like Muslim poet Feroze Din Sharaf, reformist-scientist Ruchi Ram Sahni, who was a pioneer of science popularisation in Punjab and Gama Pahalwan, wrestler and patron of fine art, Punjab has been the inspiration for some of the finest stories of our times.”

“Since this land was always under attack, it houses a rich bank of stories, of wars, conflicts, love, betrayal,” feels Sangeet Natak Akademi’s chairman Kamal Tewari.

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