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The last living Bengali jatra female impersonator and theatre artists Chapal Bhaduri getting ready for his performance in Delhi in April.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Chapal Rani, the man who ruled Bengal’s Jatra stage as a woman

By Dhrubo Jyoti | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2018 03:42 PM IST
Chapal Bhaduri has spent a lifetime playing mythical heroines and goddesses on stage. On his 80th birthday, the legendary female Jatra impersonator of Bengal, arguably the last in a long tradition, talks about his life, love, regrets, and what it means to be a woman on stage.
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