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Reason and the Image: On Satyajit Ray’s Shatranj Ke Khilari (The Chess Players)

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 5:00pm

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South Asia Seminar: Keya Ganguly, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

This talk focuses on Satyajit Ray’s cinematic treatment of an episode from India’s late colonial history in Shatranj Ke Khilari (“The Chess Players,” 1977). I suggest that through his portrait of the betrayal of reason under the pretext of law, Ray makes an appeal on behalf of the visual image as a critique of reason (rather than its lure).

Dates:
Thursday, March 21, 2019 – 5:00pm
Foster 103