Tag Archives: Urdu

Film 4 to repeat In Custody

Later this week Film 4 will again show In Custody, the 1993 film that marked the directorial debut of Ismail Merchant (as in Merchant-Ivory).

As the UK digital channel last showed the film in September last year and then again in January, this provides the perfect opportunity to re-re-run my earlier posts.

In Custody is based on Anita Desai’s poignant tale about a poet past his best and stars Shashi Kapoor and Om Puri.

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Online Bengali resources

A Tangle Of Wires is not yet a year old, but the longer it continues the more Bengali resources I find.

The Learning Bengali section collects links to the best ones I’ve found, but it’s just a personal selection of what’s available online.

The section is due an update soon and one site I will add is So You Want To Learn A Language, which takes an altogether more expansive position on collecting online resources for Bengali, and many other Asian languages.

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