SAUDHA INTERNATIONAL SATYAJIT RAY CONGRESS ON 2 & 3 MAY

Saudha Society of Poetry and Indian Music, a leading platform for Indian classical arts and music in the UK is hosting an online International Congress to celebrate the birth centenary of an iconic neo-realist filmmaker of India, Satyajit Ray. The session will go live on Saudha’s Facebook and YouTube page at 3pm UK time each day on Sunday and Monday 2-3 May 2021. 

In collaboration with the Queen Mary University London, Nehru Centre London, Chokh Film Society of Shahjalal University in Bangladesh, The Gronthee and RadhaRaman Society this remarkable celebration is featuring critical talks on Satyajit’s works by major academics and researchers from the Indian and the Western world, while recollection of memories and talks on the legacy of Satyajit’s film will be offered by other contemporary film-directors. 

“Saudha is actually leading many exciting art initiatives, not necessarily of music or just Indian arts, but also other global art forms”

T M AHMED KAYSHER, SAUDHA’S co-FOUNDER AND Director



Adoor Gupalkrishnan, Buddhadeb Dasgupta, Aparna Sen, Goutam Ghose, scriptwriter Javed Siddiqi, as well as many other leading contemporary directors of this time in India, will be joining the congress along with some young directors as Tanvir Mokammel, Srijit Mukherji, Sohini Dasgupta, Ruksana Tabassum. 

Curated by the director of Saudha, poet T M Ahmed Kaysher, the celebration is also featuring a few well-known academics and authors such as Prof Sanjoy Mukhopadhyay, Dr Sumit Roy, Sangeeta Datta, Bhaskar Chattopadhyay, Dr Ashvin Devasundaram, Dr Enrique Bernales Albites, among many others.

Ahmed Kaysher, referring the congress, said, ‘As our followers from all across the world  already know, Saudha is actually leading many exciting art initiatives, not necessarily of music or just Indian arts, but also, of other global art forms through connecting a diverse spectrum of audiences from different cultures and through offering new interpretations with entirely new approaches. This congress is making an attempt to re-interpret Satyajit’s work with a new aesthetic quest for the audience of this.’ Then, he added, ‘the congress will also include a few presentations of his musical oeuvre by some well-known musicians.’ 

Useful links:
Live Streaming: Facebook’s page .
YouTube Live Streaming: Saudha YouTube Channel

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