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Film: 'Shatranj Ke Khilari' (Satyajit Ray, 1977)

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The South Asia Film Club at the Centre of South Asian Studies is a new fortnightly project that brings a selection of films of South Asia – old and new, features and documentaries, from the mainstream to the margins – to the University of Cambridge.

The club will host its second screening on Tuesday 12 March at 6:30 p.m. with the film ‘Shatranj Ke Khilari’ (Satyajit Ray, 1977). Based on the short story of the same name by Premchand, ‘Shatranj Ke Khilari’ (‘The Chess Players’) tells the story of two noblemen from the kingdom of Awadh whose obsession with chess renders them oblivious to the events unfolding around them – events that will lead to the annexation of Awadh by the East India Company in 1856. The film will be shown with English subtitles.

Please note that attendance is free but places are limited to 15 – please email us at southasiafilmclub AT gmail.com to confirm a place. For those of you who would like to have dinner, food is allowed inside.

This talk is part of the South Asia Film Series series.

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