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Description- Screening of Bengal Shadows followed by panel moderated by social scientist Shiv Visvanathan in conversation with the flmmaker Partho Bhattacharya. The Great Bengal Famine of 1943 is considered by many to be one of the worst holocausts in modern history owing to what is perceived as either the willful negligence or the active connivance of the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Yet many questions remain around the famine. Was it even a purely localized Bengal famine or were its efects felt further afeld? What was the real cost of these millions of deaths from mass starvation and why is it an almost forgotten episode of history?

 

Date- 2 February at 15:45–18:00

Venue- India International Centre