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    77Some of the initial members of the groups were Prithviraj Kapoor, Bijon Bhattacharya, Ritwik Ghatak, Utpal Dutt, Khwaja Ahmad Abbas, Salil Chowdhury, Pandit Ravi Shankar, Jyotirindra Moitra, Niranjan Singh Maan, S. Tera Singh Chan, Jagdish Faryadi, Khalili Faryadi, Rajendra Raghuvanshi Safdar Mir etc. The group was formed in 1942, in the background of the Second World War, with Bengal famine of 1943 and starvation deaths in India on the one hand and repression by the colonial masters in the wake of the Quit India Movement and the aggression by the fascist powers on the Soviet Union on the other. All India People's Theatre Conference was held in Mumbai in 1943 where the group presented its idea and objective of representing the crisis of the time through the medium of theatre and to help people understand their rights and duties. This conference led to the formation of committees of IPTA across India. The movement hit not only theatres, but also cinema and music in Indian languages. 
    9 '''Nabanna''' 
    10 {{Main|Nabanna (play)}} 
    11 [[Image:Shobha sen in nabanna.jpg|thumb|left|[[Shobha Sen]] in ''[[Nabanna]]'', 1944]] 
    12 The most important of the dramas were ''[[Nabanna (play)|Nabanna]]'' (Harvest). ''Nabanna'' is a folk-cultural festival of [[Bengal]] to celebrate the harvest. This [[Bengali language|Bengali]] drama, written by Bijon Bhattacharya and directed by [[Sombhu Mitra]], portrayed the evils of the [[Bengal famine of 1943]] and the alleged indifference of the [[British Empire|British]] rulers, as also of the richer strata of Indian society towards the plight of the millions dying from the famine. 
     9'''IPTA in West Bengal''' 
    14 ==Other dramas and films== 
    15 ''Nava Jiboner Gaan'' (Song of New of Life) by [[Jyotirindra Moitra]] and the film ''[[Dharti Ke Lal]]'' (Children of the Earth) by [[Khwaja Ahmad Abbas]] followed ''Nabanna'' in addressing the needs of the people. These performances were characteristic for their vivid, stark portrayal of the suffering of the masses. Similar productions were carried out all over India, like ''Desha Sathi'' in [[Marathi language|Marathi]] which was about the attack on the Soviet Union by [[Nazi]] [[Germany]]; ''Prarambham'' in [[Telugu language|Telugu]]; and ''Zubeida'' directed by [[Balraj Sahni]] and based on the story of a Muslim girl from [[Malabar (Northern Kerala)|Malabar]]. [[Manikuntala Sen]], the fireband woman of left politics acted in this play along with [[Gopal Halder]], who later became an educationist. 
     11At present IPTA West Bengal is a running organisation led by IPTA West Bengal State Committee. The Secretary is Sisir Sen, President Sri Hiren Bhattacharjee, Asst. Secretary Sri Gora Ghosh and Sri Ashim Bandyopadhay. There are many cultural personalities like Shakti Bandyopadhyay, Bablu Dasgupta, Pijus Sarkar, Kankan Bhattacharjee, Sankar Mukherjee, Hiranmoy Ghosal, Tapan Hazra, Basudeb Dasgupta, Suvendu Maity, Abhoy Dasgupta, Ratna Bhattacharjee etc. There are 19 District Committees under this organisation. No. of Artist members 7000 approx. IPTA W B has been reorganised in its 3rd conference held on 1967 at Kolkata Bagbazar reading room Library. 
     12Hundreds of dramas have been produced still today since 1967. Such as Bis e june by Biru Mukhopadhyay, Bastav Sastra and Buno Hans by Hiren Bhatacharjee, Haraner Nat Jamai by Sisir Sen, Spartakas and Fulwali by Basudeb Basu, Fatik chander Swapnaguli, Hanadaar, Judhistir er Narak Darsan, Haripadar Panja Larai (Street Drama) by Ashim Bandyopadhyay. Abelay Amritakatha, Jaban Bandi (Street Drama), Chhoto Bakulpurer jatri, Aaj O Itihaas, Tarapadar Maa, Ganpat Kahar, by Sudip Sarkar. Light House by jayanta Chakraborty. Ramdhanu, Aami Krishna, Virus, Ananta Yatra by Tapan Hazra etc. 
    17 [[File:Muktibodh Rashtriya Natya Samaroh.jpg|thumb|Natya Samaroh by IPTA, Chhattisgarh, India]] 
     14'''IPTA in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh''' 
     16IPTA Raigarh was established in 1982 during the first state conference of IPTA which was organized by the Raigarh unit in 1982. Since then Raigarh unit has been active and practicing theatre in this small district of Chattisgarh (earlier Madhya Pradesh). 
     17In 1994, when the Golden Jubilee of IPTA was celebrated nationwide, this unit decided to celebrate the Golden Jubilee by organizing a five day theatre festival during the month of December. Although meant to be a one-off event, it was very well received and later on, it was decided to continue this as an annual event. This is how the National Theatre Festival was born and conceived. 
     18The same year IPTA was reorganized and it spread its activities, started imparting training and updating artists by means of organizing theatre workshops every year for youth as well as for children. Since 1995, theatre stalwarts like Arun Pandey, Sanjay Upadhyay, Suman Kumar, Gautam Mazumdar, Devendra Raj Ankur, Ranjeet Kapoor, Akhilesh Khanna, Neeraj Wahal, Praveen Gunjan & Anjana Puri have conducted workshops and trained our artists. 
     19Besides organizing theatre workshops and festivals, IPTA Raigarh started participating in various festivals to showcase their productions in different cities like Delhi, Allahabad, Jabalpur, Raipur, Aurangabad, Bhopal, Patna, Gaya, Sagar, Ratlam among the few. 
     20In 2001, IPTA Raigarh registered itself as ‘IPTA Center for Cultural Resources and Training’ with the Registrar of firms & societies, Government of India. 
     21“IPTA Center for cultural resources & training” has emerged as one of the pro-active theatre groups in Chattisgarh State. 
     22Artistes of the group, including child artistes, have acted in a film ”Chutakan Ki Mahabharat” produced by Children’s Film Society Of India and Directed by Sankalp Meshram, which has bagged the National Award for the Best Children’s Film in 2005, conferred by the Government of India. 
     23IPTA Raigarh also publishes its annual Magazine “Rankarm” which is endorsed by Kendriya Hindi Nideshalaya and is being distributed throughout the country with the help of the same. This magazine has been published annually since 2003.