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Events

  • The Wager on Cinema: Screening 11 – If She Built A Country/ Agar Wo Desh Banati

    The Sarai Programme invites you to the eleventh screening of the film series titled The Wager on Cinema: Maheen Mirza’s ‘If She Built A Country’/ ‘Agar Wo Desh Banati’.  The film’s editor Puloma Pal will be available for the discussion after the screening. The respondents for this film are Fathima Nizaruddin and Sourav Mahanta. Date:…

  • The Wager on Cinema: Screening 10 – The Battle for Banaras

    The Sarai Programme invites you to the tenth screening of the film series titled, The Wager on Cinema : Kamal Swaroop’s The Battle for Banaras The respondent for this film is Ashish Rajadhyaksha. Date: 11 April, 2019 (Thursday) Time: 4:30 PM (Tea will be served at 4:00 PM) Venue: The Sarai Programme, Centre for the Study…

  • Of calibrations and conversations, or how to measure time in walking

    Samprati Pani & Sarnath Banerjee, in conversation with Sarover Zaidi Date: 18th February 2019, Monday Venue: Basement, Sarai-CSDS, 29 Rajpur Road, Civil Lines, Delhi-110054 Time: 5.30 pm The sociologist Rabi Ray once explained the origins of advanced mathematics in tandem with the origins of melancholia. How does one fill time when time becomes nothing? How…

Features

  • BioScope Volume 9 Issue 2, December 2018

    We’re happy to announce the publication of BioScope Vol. 9. No. 2. With every passing year, there is a mounting evidence of the inextricable links between what was once the cinema and a host of other media forms. This situation presents an interesting set of challenges to students of contemporary cinema, often requiring them to…

  • BioScope Volume 9 Issue 1, June 2018

    We’re happy to announce the publication of BioScope Vol. 9. No. 1. The articles in this issue of BioScope explore the ongoing conundrum of how to access historical spectatorship when records are scarce or non-existent. Our authors examine traces left on radio-listening in small town India, letters in Bangladeshi film magazines, emotionally charged memories linked…

  • BioScope Volume 8 Number 2, December 2017

    We’re happy to announce the publication of BioScope Vol. 8. No. 2. The articles featured in this issue of BioScope are interested in questions of how popular cinema, state-sponsored documentary, or sensational television news programs produce significant orientations of social relations and attitudes. The articles also implicitly suggest that we approach media as historically situated…