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AZADI KI JUNG, FILMON KE SANG
Tue Aug 13, 8:00 PM
RAMDAS K KAMATH
Audiovisual programme based on war films from Haqeeqat to URI-The surgical strike presented by Ramdas Kamath
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Siyaah Haashiye
Fri Aug 16, 8:00 PM
Sutradhar
ABOUT SIYAAH HAASHIYE
First published in 1947 (the year that India was divided), Siyaah Haashiye is a collection of 32 cameos written by Sa’adat Hasan Manto, often referred to as ‘the original enfant terrible of Urdu literature’. A man who had little regard for the societal or literary norms of any time, Manto tried to capture the truth of humanity and its downfall as he saw it.
Siyaah Haashiye literally means ‘black borders’. Siyaah Haashiye are vignettes of the partition of India; written with the same dark blood that oozed from both sides on a land that was ripped to pieces and has never quite managed to pull itself together yet. More than 60 years have passed; 55 since Manto himself was laid to rest but the bloodstains of that massacre still haunt the generations on both sides of the divide: dates have changed; places have changed and so have names but the nature of man remains the same; the struggle against our own self continues.
A medley of 32 short and very short stories based on the events that took place during partition. The stories illustrate the heinous and mercenary stupidity to which human beings can stoop when they get a chance. The shortness of the stories creates the impression that we are entering a war zone.
Presented partly in narrative and partly as a combination of narrative and performance, Siyaah Haashiye transports us to the morbid world of loot, killing and rape being committed in the name of religion.
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Siyaah Haashiye
Sat Aug 17, 7:30 PM
Sutradhar
ABOUT SIYAAH HAASHIYE
First published in 1947 (the year that India was divided), Siyaah Haashiye is a collection of 32 cameos written by Sa’adat Hasan Manto, often referred to as ‘the original enfant terrible of Urdu literature’. A man who had little regard for the societal or literary norms of any time, Manto tried to capture the truth of humanity and its downfall as he saw it.
Siyaah Haashiye literally means ‘black borders’. Siyaah Haashiye are vignettes of the partition of India; written with the same dark blood that oozed from both sides on a land that was ripped to pieces and has never quite managed to pull itself together yet. More than 60 years have passed; 55 since Manto himself was laid to rest but the bloodstains of that massacre still haunt the generations on both sides of the divide: dates have changed; places have changed and so have names but the nature of man remains the same; the struggle against our own self continues.
A medley of 32 short and very short stories based on the events that took place during partition. The stories illustrate the heinous and mercenary stupidity to which human beings can stoop when they get a chance. The shortness of the stories creates the impression that we are entering a war zone.
Presented partly in narrative and partly as a combination of narrative and performance, Siyaah Haashiye transports us to the morbid world of loot, killing and rape being committed in the name of religion.
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Kabaddi: The Game of Partition
Fri Aug 23, 8:00 PM
The Cutting Chai Company
Kabaddi, the Game of Partition is a period drama of the bloodiest time in Indian history. This play is a testament of the mass that was made to participate in one of the biggest political gambles ever. Sure; nations were divided, treaties were signed, tanks were loaded, and armies were deported. But what the people went through, is what has carried the legacy due. We have all read enough about Gandhi, Nehru, Jinnah, the commission, India and Pakistan; it is now time to relieve the madness as citizens of the country. The essence of the play thrives on just one question, did the independence really set us free?
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Book Launch & Discussion
Fri Aug 30, 6:30 PM
Nikhila H.
This is a Book Launch, and Discussion with the author. The book is a novel in English titled "Twice it Happened" published by Vishwakarma Publications. The author is Gita Viswanath, who will be in conversation about her book with Nikhila H.

About the Novel: Twice it Happened narrates the prodigious stories of two women across generations who carry secrets. The circumstances in which they reveal them and the consequences of their revelation form the plot of this family chronicle. Spanning nearly a century, the story is narrated in different but interlinked sections of the novel. Through dreams, voices, and visitations on her thirteen-day journey to the other world, the spunky Nagamma, also an imaginative storyteller reveals her secret to her niece, Jyothi, who is a disenchanted, weed-smoking university professor. Jyothi’s cousin, Chitra, the second protagonist, uses the epistolary mode to share her story of giving up her children; alongside her delightful yet subversive stories of life in an army cantonment.

These stories are interwoven with apocryphal stories of large, close-knit families, creating incredible narratives of women, relationships and desires. The novel is multi-layered in its complexity and draws upon the rich and diverse traditions of storytelling prevalent in our societies.

About the author: Gita Viswanath is the author of "The Nation in War: A study of Military Literature and Hindi War Cinema" as well as a children's book called Chidiya. She has taught English at school, college and university levels for 12 years.

About the discussant: Nikhila H. teaches in the Film Studies Department in The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad. She writes and researches on gender issues and on cinema.