Posted on December 18, 2008
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5 responses to “daastan goi: Revival of an Art”

  1. Yaqoob says:

    This is a great art and I hope someone tries to patronize it. I think it could become very popular in Pakistan and also internationally.

  2. Silsila Suhrawardia... says:

    Na samjho ge to mit jao ge “Pakistan” walon

    Tumhari dastaan tak bhi na hogi dastaanon mein…

    Dastaan-goi = medieval, feudal, backward, waste of time, energy, WAPDA, tax-payers money, mourning dead pimps and prostitutes, idhar tum, udhar hum, suqoot-e-Dhaka, the party is not over, I will tear up another Poland resolution and rule for 100 years ( through Zardari !)

  3. Watan Aziz says:

    The art of tableau vivant (dastan goi) in which the artists dress and pose while not speaking nor moving is quite alive and well (or used to be during my school days) in Pakistan.

    Our Christian compatriots performed it for the nativity plays at my school, the Cathedral of Lahore.

    As a young child, I used to look forward to attending them. It was a time we would see our teachers dressed in costumes and performing various parts. It was fun. It heralded the winter breaks. And it was a great introduction to Christianity. Of course, we never bought that the male teachers who acted as

  4. Monkey says:

    Wow. I was not familiar with their work but now I definitely look forward to it.

  5. Nihari says:

    Dont forget the contribution of Zia Mohiuddin in the revival of this art too…..