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Film screening: The Argumentative Indian

European Premiere of new documentary about Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, followed by a Q&A with Professor Sen chaired by Dr Mukulika Banerjee

60 min | India/US/UK 2017 | Director: Suman Ghosh | With: Amartya Sen, Kaushik Basu 

Tuesday 27th June 2017, 6.30pm | Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building | Tickets: £12 (Students £8)

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The South Asia Centre teams up with the Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival  to present this fascinating documentary, offering an insight into the mind of Indian Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, one of the world’s greatest living economists and philosophers. Structured as a free flowing conversation between Sen and his student and Cornell economics professor Kaushik Basu, this rare film explores the laureate’s formative years in Tagore’s ashram, Shantiniketan to his college in Calcutta and his academic career in the US and UK, with cameos from former Indian prime minister and noted economist Manmohan Singh and a host of other scholars.

 Tickets available here.


The Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival (LIFF) 22-29 June 2017

The UK and Europe’s largest South Asian film festival returns to London for its eighth edition this summer with a selection of the very best new Indian and South Asian independent cinema, all English subtitled, offering a rare window into a billion South Asian lives. The festival will also screen in Birmingham from 23 June - 2 July 2017.

The festival's exciting lineup will include international festival favourites, multi-award winners and world premieres, film maker masterclasses, industry events and a host of engaging Q&A's with directors and cast.

The full film and events programme will be available online from 1st June,  or you can join the festival mailing list and fb page for regular updates. Check out the LIFF website for more information (please note some cinemas go on sale earlier than others). www.londonindianfilmfestival.co.uk