Check out Amitabh Chakraborty’s Bengali film, Bishar Blues, at 7 p.m. on November 13 at Lincoln Public Library. This landmark documentary features the bauls (or “madmen” itinerant musicians) of Bangladesh, whose ancient songs still occupy the collective Bengali imagination. Bauls are both spurned and venerated, as they inhabit a threshold between societies, sexualities, and religions, preaching both Hinduism and Islam simultaneously. This film screening is organized by one of my students, and I would love it if you drop by!
Month: November 2012
Check out the Boston Hindi Speakers Conversation Meetup tomorrow November 8, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at Paneera Bread, 1288 Mass Avenue in Cambridge. This group includes a bunch of native speakers as well as people who are new to Hindi, so it’s a great opportunity to learn and practice.