Screening of Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi – May 5, 2015

gandhiRita Banerjee will introduce and lead the discussion for Richard Attenborough’s 1982 film, Gandhi, on Tuesday, May 5 from 6-8:30 pm for the Institute for Indology and Tibetology at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.  The screening will take place in Seminar Room 427 (Ludwigstr. 31, Munich).  The screening is part of the course Modernity and the South Asian Imaginaire at LMU.  Anyone interested in Modern South Asian literature, history, or art house film is welcomed to join the screening.  “Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi (1982) is the story of a complex man, a wise and wily politician who maneuvered India to independence from imperial Britain while living the nonviolent, austere, communal life that was his impossible vision for all Indian society. It is a film that moves chronologically, episodically, from an unknown young barrister’s catalytic collision with racial and cultural bigotry in turn-of-thecentury South Africa to the 1948 assassination in a Delhi garden of the man the world had come to know as the Mahatma – the ‘Great Soul.’” – Barbara Crossette, The New York Times


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