" a forum for performing art , was formed in 1970 under the
aegis of Jogesh Dutta , a pioneer of pantomime in India .
The prime object
of Padaboli was to revive and developed the forgotten art of
pantomime in India . The origin of the art could be traced as
far back as 3000 years ago . But the passage of time slowly
blotted it out . Padaboli set out to bring back this art of the
contemporary world of culture . Beside that Padaboli also aimed
at participating in the advancement of other form of Indian
of pantomime , as envisaged by Padaboli, would take place in
three ways , e.g. , initiation , development and propagation .
The first was to be achieved by training students , the second
through research work , and the third called for regular shown
of pantomime to draw attention of the public to it .
inspection Padaboli started to make process in all three
processes . Batches of students were trained in the art of
pantomime . Serious research-works on various aspects and
ingredients of pantomime , which culminated in the improvisation
of new themes and techniques. Regular shows of pantomime were
arranged all over India and were acclaimed by all and sundry .
The Herculean task of training development , and propagation
fell on Jogesh Dutta . He trained students who became
full-fledged artistes later . He introduced many themes and
incorporated newer techniques to Indian pantomime . And finally
, by continues and successful display of his art throughout the
world for almost a quarter of a century he helped in
putting Indian pantomime on the cultural map of the world .