SOAS University of London

SOAS South Asia Institute

Film: Haider


Date: 2 December 2019Time: 7:00 PM

Finishes: 2 December 2019Time: 10:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: RG01

Type of Event: Film


The representation of Kashmir in popular culture has long been a subject of discussion and debate. Recent developments, however, raise these concerns in the new light of a Kashmir largely incommunicado. How then to communicate Kashmiri voices to the nation and beyond?  Whether it is the genre of the Bildungsroman or the staging of the valley as the Shakespearean rotten state, Kashmir continues to remain accessible in culture, if not through communication.

Join us on 2nd December for a screening of Vishal Bharadwaj’s Haider (2014), a transcultural adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet set in Kashmir. The screening will be followed by a discussion on 3rd December on two popular modes of representing Kashmir – writing and filming. Rakesh Sengupta, a screenwriting researcher in SOAS, will be in conversation with Basharat Peer and Mirza Waheed.

The event is free to attend but registration essential. Click here to register.

Organiser: SOAS South Asia Institute

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