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The Big City (Mahanagar)

June 26, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Sapp Center Auditorium, Room 111

Q&A with Anubha Anushree, Department of History, Stanford University

An eloquent commentary on non-Western urbanization and its impact on the environment. Set in mid-1950s Calcutta, the film follows the personal triumphs and frustrations of Arati, who decides to take a job to help support their family. With remarkable sensitivity and attention to the details of everyday working-class life, renowned director Satyajit Ray builds a powerful human drama that is at once a hopeful morality tale and a commentary on the identity of the contemporary Indian woman. View the trailer.

Event Sponsor: 
Center for South Asia
Contact Email: 
southasiainfo@stanford.edu
Contact Phone: 
650-725-8150