Rita Banerjee will introduce and lead the discussion for Ketan Mehta’s 1993 film, Maya Memsaab, on Tuesday November 10 from 6-8:30 pm for the Institute for Indology and Tibetology at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, (Ludwigstr. 31, Seminarraum 427). The screening is part of the course Translation and Modern South Asian Literatures at LMU. Anyone interested in translation studies, Modern South Asian literature, or art house film is welcomed to join the screening.
“Maya (Deepa Sahj) says she has everything she could possibly want, with a decent but awkward professional man as a husband, and two lovely daughters. However, she is just as attracted to men as they are to her, and she falls into and out of any number of disastrous sexual liaisons. Indeed, she eventually cuts such a swath through society that the police are looking for some way to remove her from circulation, and concoct something called “the Maya scandal” to permit them to put her away. This tragic melodrama is based on Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert.” – Clarke Fountain, Rovi.