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Channel 4’s Autumn Indian season will begin with The Clay Bird

Channel 4’s Autumn Indian film season will kick off shortly with a brace of films from the late Bangladeshi director Tareque Masud, beginning with his most famous one, The Clay Bird (Matir Moina).

Set in 1960s East Pakistan, as Bangladesh was then known, the film focuses on Anu (Nurul Islam Bablu), who is sent to a madrasa (Islamic boarding school) by his strict and increasingly religious father in order that he might lead a more disciplined life.

Influenced by Satyajit Ray, the film is a study of childhood and family that was initially banned in its native country due to its critique of Islam. Continue reading

Bengali links – Pashchimbanga, Shamsur Rahman, Ramapada Chowdhary and Tareq Masud

This selection of Bangla links from my Twitter feed covers covers Bengali poet Shamsur Rahman, the Rabindranath Tagore International prize, the untimely passing of Bangladeshi film director Tareq Masud and the renaming of West Bengal.

All the links in the tweet images work, allowing you to click through to view the links, follow me on Twitter or even re-tweet any of the links.

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