London’s Science Museum isn’t the most obvious place to visit for an Indian photography exhibition, but that’s where, until 31 March, you’ll find one.
Spanning the period 1857-2017, Illuminating India is split into three sections, beginning with 1857’s Mutiny/First War of Independence/Uprising, running through the era of independence and then zooming on a whistle-stop tour up to the present day. Continue reading
Still from Satyajit Ray’s final film Agantuk, showing as part of Channel 4’s Centenary of Indian Cinema season
The centenary of Indian cimena is upon us, marking 100 years since Phalke’s Raja Harishchandra.
Curiously, though it’s by no means an unwelcome decision, the occasion will be first marked on Channel 4 not with screenings of Hindi films but with a short season of films from Bengali director Satyajit Ray. Continue reading