Tag Archives: West Bengal

India on Film: Calcutta, West Bengal and other treasures from the BFI’s National Archives

Calcutta Kolkata trams BFI India on Film

I’m often amazed by the cultural riches that casually appear online for our use and enjoyment – Open Culture being an excellent contributor and curator to this trend.

Another is the British Film Institute (BFI), whose National Archives recently released a collection of newly-digitised films from India from the turn of the 20th century to partition. Continue reading

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Bengali links – Beyond Bollywood, Satyajit Ray institute, re-reading Tagore and re-naming West Bengal

This selection of Bangla links from my Twitter feed covers Bengali film, literature and politics.

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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