The Other Song – Screening

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Bangalore International Centre


Bangalore International Centre

in collaboration with

India Foundation for the Arts

Cordially invite you to the screening of the film

The Other Song

Directed by Saba Dewan

(This film was funded by India Foundation for the Arts’s Arts Research and Documentation programme in 2002 and 2005)

The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the film maker

Venue: Bangalore International Centre, Bangalore

Date: August 29, 2009

Time: 6.00 pm

(Entry is free)

Please register with Bangalore International Centre on 25359680

You may also RSVP Vindya on contactus@indiaifa.org

In 1935, Rasoolan bai, the well known singer from Varanasi, recorded for the Gramaphone a thumri that she would never sing again- ‘Lagat job anwa ma chot, phool gendwa na maar’ (My breasts are wonded, don’t throw flowers at me). A variation of her more famous song – ‘Lagat Karejwa ma chot, phool gendwa na maar’ ( My heart is wounded, don’t throw flowers at me), the 1935 recording, never to be repeated, faded from public memory and eventually got lost.

India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) is an independent, nationwide philanthropy, professionally managed, and dedicated to strengthening the arts in India. IFA has funded 249 projects across 22 states dedicating a sum of 13.4 crore to the Arts. We support research and practice leading to films, books, artworks, archives, exhibitions and performances. We help to bring the arts into the classroom. We fund the preservation and transmission of valuable cultural knowledge. We offer advice, information and expertise related to the Indian arts.

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