Ghaseti Begum Mirzafar story info 2023
one dimensional Ghaseti Begum, Clive or Mirzafar are the only ones who possess the shah mentality. Mirmardan, Mehnlal, Raisul. Juhala or Narayan Singh is just a righteous, pure person. No individualism of Lutfunnesa is visible to the reader. But he is a man in virtue and fault; Which is missing in this play.
This problem of one-dimensionality also exists in Siraj. Siraj is also long-suffering, determined, compassionate; Almost unregulated. If the error of judgment of not being able to abandon the loved ones or failing to give severe punishment was not embedded in his character, then the whole drama would have been greatly damaged.
The most important aspect of Siraj's character is the awakening from a total nawab to the belief in the power of the people? Becoming a patriotic leader.
At the end of the play it can be noted that, Siraj and Janata have come and stood in the same queue. They support Siraj. But the masses do not know war. So after the arrest of General Mahanlal,
the people gradually left the Nawab-Darbar of Murshidabad for very real reasons. It is not difficult to understand that this exodus is in the urge to save life after many hardships. It is this public involvement that has taken Siraj's character to extraordinary heights.
But the weakness of Siraj's character is the limitation of his suffering.
Siraj's conversation with Lutfa
the crowds leave the Nawab's court, the hope of renewed energy on the one hand and the sadness of flight on the other - the intense climax that could have given rise to these two did not get the necessary opportunity to unfold. Siraj is absent in the first scene of the last act of the play; And in the second scene,
Siraj is killed in a very short distance. As a result, the suffering of Bandi Siraj, his conflict, Pity nothing got a chance to develop. But the playwright wants to overcome this limitation by maintaining the public spirit of Siraj among the readers and viewers. The play ends with Siraj's death but the playwright's message spreads to the reader as well as the audience.
While describing Siraj's death scene. When the dramatist says: 'Just because of the grief of death, his hands clenched into fists trying to grasp the ground and became silent forever. Then this 'regret' is nurtured by the reader-viewer.
From this 'regret' arises the conviction among the people: what Siraj could not do, they must do. They have to finish Siraj's unfinished battle. The country should be freed by breaking the web of all conspiracies, Freedom must be protected. Instilling this fighting spirit in the masses with tragic consequences. The importance of Siraj's character.
Drama structure-techniqueSikandar Abu Jafar
scrutinize the structure of the play much. Even how the scenes will be staged is not explained very clearly. It may be recalled that Munir Chowdhury's play 'Kabar'; Where the use of lighting, stage structure, environment etc. can be seen in a wide presentation. However, the use of appropriate dialogues in history-based plays is one of the notable features of 'Sirajuddaula'.
When Siraj said: 'Whence the Englishman got the courage to take up arms against the Bengalis, from where do I want his apology' - then his courage and bravery are shown; Which is very important for history-based plays. He is the third in this series.
Ank's dialogue with Lufa in the first scene establishes him as a kind-hearted, humane person, as a Nawab, as a husband. Thus, the use of appropriate dialogue is an important aspect of the play's structure. Playwrights sometimes use decorative dialogues for the purpose of creating an elite atmosphere, creating characters like Raisul Juhala for dramatic relief;
In his dialogues, Siraj's dialogues contain many puns, puns or symbolic statements. On the other hand, by presenting Clive in a bereka, his cowardice is shown and humor is also imparted. Umichad, Jagatsheth or Mirzafar's dialogues bring out childishness and highlight their cowardice. Drama is basically the creative ground of action.
This thought was maintained by Sikandar Purva. The burden of lengthy narration never burdened the drama. From one scene to another the playwright moved with effortless speed. Even the tendency to give narrative dialogues that can be observed in Siraj after returning from the desert of Palashi to the court of the Nawab of Murshidabad, essentially gives Siraj the opportunity to decide on the next course of action.
Also needed. Sikandar Abu Jafar showed special skill in the use of rhetoric and in conveying Natic speech in strong and eloquent language. Background of Palashi War Europeans came to India long ago due to the attraction of trade and gradually they tried to dominate the country's politics. Considering trade,
it can be said that, The products of this region were in great demand throughout Europe, especially in England. It is important to remember that Columbus was once there to discover this country. He sailed, though he eventually discovered America. It is also known from history that the Portuguese sailor and Benia Vasco da Gama reached India in 1498.
On the basis of these Portuguese, one after another trading post started to be established in different parts of India including East India. They were also involved in banditry. Mughal Emperor Jahangir was active in controlling and suppressing them. It is also worth mentioning that it was with his permission that the English East India Company first established a trading post in Surat.
It can be said that this apparently minor historical event largely controlled the subsequent history of India. It is also known from history that, In 1632, the British got permission to set up a factory in Hooghly with the consent of Prince Shah Sooja, Subadar of Bengal. Following this, in 1698, the British bought the villages of Sutanti, Gobindpur and Calcutta and the city of Calcutta was built with these three villages.
Another significant event occurred around this time. English doctor Hamilton cured the dying Mughal emperor Farrukh Shir through surgery. And as a reward, at the request of the doctor, the emperor gave the British a free trade order in this country; Which is the duty free trade of the English,
Zamindari. Profits, establishment of own mints and even power to prosecute native servants. However, from Delhi. Despite the issuance of the Farman, the rulers of Bengal, Murshid Quli Khan, Sujauddin Khan, Sarfaraz Khan and Alibardi Kh were so strong in their respective areas that, None of them obeyed the unjust decree of the king. And from this, the Nawabs of Bengal frequently clashed and fought with the English. In all these battles, the British were repeatedly defeated.
At least, these struggles did not become very widespread until the reign of Nawab Alivardi Khan; However, various conspiracies were going on inside. But due to circumstances, since Sirajuddaula ascended the throne at a very young age, the British engaged in one-on-one fights and conspiracies against Siraj. The French also joined in this conspiracy of the English. Because, based on the formula of establishing the trade hub, various interests of the French also appeared. At first rivalry was created between the French and the English on the basis of trade, but at a later stage they joined hands with each other and were able to spread a network of secret conspiracies against Siraj.
Meanwhile the governance of Delhi was weak at that time. Because Maratha Bargi, Nadir Shah of Persia, The country was attacked by the Afghan ruler Ahmad Shah Abdali and others. Instability prevailed throughout. Taking advantage of this situation, the English and the French proceeded to implement their plan. As part of the British conspiracy, they established contacts with the local selfish Levi Beniya Mutsuddis. Preservation of their own interests was the last thing for these natives; It is about whether the country has suffered or not. There was no worry. Even in giving up the independence of the country, they did not back down. Needless to say, Nawab Murshid Quli Kha.
Nor did Nawab Alibardi Kha give any kind of indulgence to these capitalists or foreign vassals during their reign. After Sirajuddaula became Nawab, he too followed in the footsteps of his predecessors. Nawab Sirajuddaula. He was young. He went directly to war against the British. But because he had indulgence towards the French. Some historians think so. But the biggest obstacle in front of Siraj is the palace intrigue. Most of the Nawab's amatyas and commanders indulged in conspiracies against the Nawab for the sake of money and power. Mirzafar Ali Kha. King Rajavallabh, Jagatsheth joined hands with the opportunity to become a Nawab himself. Raydurlav and other traitorous conspirators.
Even the Nawab's aunt Ghaseti Begum, blinded by her love for her son, took a stand against the Nawab and spent money to make the conspiracy a success. Following this, on 23 June 1757, the Nawab fought against the British in the desert of Palashi. Navarre had more weapons, ammunition and soldiers than the English. History records that the English side had three thousand soldiers and eight cannon; In contrast,
the Nawab's army numbered fifty thousand and the artillery numbered fifty-three. Nawab was defeated in spite of such a huge fighting capacity, because most of his commanders. George Captain Clayton, Captain Ensign Picard has fallen. The Nawab's troops with heavy cannons were advancing towards the fort after destroying the camp at Perrin's Point. Clayton. How did they find their way here? George Umichad's spies sent word to the Nawab's camp.
The Nawab's infantry is of Dum Dum. It has come through the narrow road, and the Gelandaz army is rushing like a flood across the Maratha Canal at Sealdah. Clayton. There is no one to stop. (angrily) Captain Minchin couldn't blow Dumdum's way. George.
Captain Minchin, Councilor Falkland and Manningham escape the fort by boat. Clayton: Cowardly, unscrupulous. He ran away leaving his friends in the face of the burning fire. Run, shoot. Show the Nawab's soldiers how brave the brave son of England becomes in the face of danger.
John Hollowell's entrance and George Hollowell's exit
What will be the special effect of firing now, Captain Clayton? Clayton: What's the best way to fight, Surgeon Hollowell? HOLWELL: I think I consulted with Governor Roger Drake once and surrendered to Nabar. It is now reasonable to do so. Clayton; Do you think that we will be freed from the Nawab's tyranny? HOLWELL: Still there is some hope. But there is no hope of survival by fighting. The galas cannot be fought with what they are, even till this evening. We asked for help from the Dutch, the French, everyone.
But no one helped us even though the soldiers sent a burst of gunpowder in the distance. (The shouting outside grew louder). Clayton: Then you wait here. I had a conversation with Governor Drake. (Exit CLAYTON. From outside comes the usual noise of shouting. HOLWELL. Pacing to and fro anxiously.) HOLWELL ; (Paichari stopped and suddenly chirped) Who is this? George. : Yes, sir. Hollowell;
Umichand kept imprisoned where?
In a room next door. HOLWELL: Bring him here. George Wright, Sir. | (George quickly exits and enters almost a moment later with Umichand). Umichad: (entering) Good morning, Surgeon Hollowell. Good morning Hollowell. Isn't it Umichad? (The sound of gunfire suddenly stops.
Hollowell looks around in surprise and says
The gunfire of the Nawab's soldiers suddenly stopped.
Why tell it? UMICHAD (hearing)
Perhaps a break has been given for lunch. Hollowell. Umichad should take advantage of this opportunity. You are King Manikchad of the new army Write a letter to Ask him that the Nawab's army should not fight any more. Umichad: why this prayer to the prisoner surgeon Hollowell? (hard tone) I want to see Governor Drake destroyed.
(George's entry). George: Surgeon Hollowell
Governor Roger Drake and Captain Clayton escape by boat. Hollowell: Escaped from the castle? George: A guard shoots at the Governor after seeing him escape, but he is not injured. Umichad: Misfortune, absolute misfortune. Captain Clayton had vowed half an hour before that Hollowell would give his life to fight.
In the end he also ran away. Umichad
The British lion folded its tail in fear, this is a great shame. Hollowell: Umichad, now the way? Umichand: What again? The Captain Colonels have all fled, now the Guys on the empty field. Surgeon John Zephaniah Hollowell is the commander-in-chief at the hospital. you are now Commander-in-Chief.
(Again loud shouting) HOLWELL: (frustrated) Umichad.. Umichad: Well, I am sending a letter to King Manichad. You have white marks on the fort. blow it up (Exit Umichand. Suddenly a commotion is heard outside.
Enter George at speed George
destroyed A group of Dutch soldiers escaped by breaking the gate on the Ganges side. Through that route, the Nawab's armed infantry entered the fort. HOLWELL: Fly the white target. Blow up the white target to escape the fort. (George rushes out and blows a target. Almost immediately the captains of the Nawab's army '
Raja Manikchand and Mirmardan enter Mirmardan
This is where the enemies are firing from. HOLWELL: We blew up the white sign of the treaty. Mirmardan according to the rules of war: treaty or surrender? Manikchand: Everyone lay down your arms. Mirmardan: Raise your hands above your head.
Manikchad: You too Hollowell
Stand with your hands on your head. If someone moves even a hair will die. (Enter Nawab Siraj at a rapid pace. Commander Raydurlav in company with him. The prisoners bowed and stood to one side. Siraj took a good look round at once and advanced slowly towards Hollowell.)
Siraj company's bribe doctor has become army chief overnight. Be prepared to reap the rewards of your hard work. Background announcements in the background of ambient music immediately before the lifting of the veil: announcements; To come from one independent Bengal to another independent Bengal, we have passed the path of many disasters, we have endured many insults and sufferings.
Our relationship between the two independent Bengals is therefore very deep. Today, standing on the edge of this new day and looking back at the forgotten past, we see Nawab Sirajuddaula on the border line of the last sunlit day of Bengal. We remember the sad story of Nawab Siraj's tragic life with deep pain and deep sympathy.
by Sabbir- Conefece