Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 3:00pm
The South Asia Institute and Department of South Asian Studies will host the 5th Anniversary Meeting of South Asian Poets of New England and 17th Annual India Poetry Reading on May 12, 2013 at 3:00pm. The theme of this year’s poetry reading will be “Healing,” and poems in all languages are invited for recitation. Individuals interested in reciting a poem or learning more about the event may contact Bijoy Misra at firstname.lastname@example.org or Chandu Shah at Chandu420@gmail.com. This event is open to the public.
Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 5:30pm
Amar Akbar Anthony is a 1977 Bollywood film about three brothers who were separated during childhood and who grew up in three separate homes, adopting different religions. The film was directed by Manmohan Desai and features Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna, and Rishi Kapoor. Amar Akbar Anthony was the biggest blockbuster of 1977 and won several Filmfare awards. We encourage you to join us! This film screening is open to the public.
Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 5:30pm
DAIRA (“Circle”) is a 2002 Pakistani movie based on the international bestseller Moth Smoke, authored by Mohsin Hamid. Set in Lahore, DAIRA is a film about givings and misgivings, love and deceit, or as Hamid puts it, the “cooled” and the “uncooled.” It is a story of the vicious circle of love, lust, longing, and Lahore. We encourage you to join us for this unique event! This film screening is open to the public.
Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 5:30pm
Sahib Bibi Aur Gulam is a based on a Bengali novel by Bimal Mitra, providing a glimpse into the fall of feudalism in Bengal during the era of the British Raj. The film explores a platonic relationship between the lonely and beautiful wife of an aristocrat and a hard-working, part-time servant. The film has been rated among the top Bollywood movies ever produced and has won four Filmfare Awards. Sahib Bibi Aur Gulam features starts Guru Dutt, Meena Kumari, Rehman, Waheeda Rehman, and Nasir Hussain. Please join us for an evening of colorful music and classic Hindi film. This film screening is open to the public.