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Madan Theatres in the News

Jahanara Kajjan at Madan Theatres

The Hindu Times from 24th December carries a fascinating article on the career of Jahanara Kajjan, a singer and actor who was active in the 1930s.

Pran Neville writes: “As a young lad in Lahore, I dimly remember, seeing her in Madan Theatres’ “Laila Majnu” (1931). I recall its roaring publicity through splash of posters and eye-catching hoardings all over the city with dazzling pictures of Miss Kajjan…”

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“Madan Theatre by Night” by Gaganendranath Tagore

This beautiful painting is held at National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. It depicts one of Madan’s theatres at night in Delhi. We would love to know more about the painting, when it was drawn and which theatre or cinema it features. Please contact us if you have any information.

"Madan Theatre by Night" by Gaganendranath Tagore. Held at National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. Image Courtesy: NGMA
“Madan Theatre by Night” by Gaganendranath Tagore. Held at National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. Image Courtesy: NGMA