Screening of Tapan Sinha’s Kabuliwala (1957) – May 3

kabuliwalaRita Banerjee will introduce and lead the discussion for Tapan Sinha’s’s 1957 film, Kabuliwala, on Tuesday May 3 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 Genre and Modern South Asian Literatures at LMU.  Anyone interested in genre, Modern South Asian literature, or art house film is welcomed to join the screening.

Rabindranath Tagore’s story Kabuliwala, set in the early twentieth century Kolkata, is about a little girl Mini and a merchant from Afghanistan affectionately called the “Kabuliwala.” Tapan Sinha’s adaptation of Tagore’s story explores the bonds of friendship, affection, and parting as Mini and the Kabuliwala strike up an unexpected rapport, and demonstrate how relationships can transcend the borders of race, religion, and language.

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