Month: November 2012

“Bishar Blues” Screening

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!

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