‘Kashi Labh’ at German International Ethnographic Film Festival 2020 in an online FREE version

‘Kashi Labh’ at German International Ethnographic Film Festival 2020 in an online FREE version

Happy to let you all know that my film ‘Kashi Labh’ will be screened at German International Ethnographic Film Festival 2020 in an online FREE version from May 13-17. In the film Kashi Labh, family members often travel long distances to gather and engage with the human, non-human and spiritual aspects of the city during […]

Kashi Vishwanath Corridor: Discussion with Dr. Dipak Malik, Rajendra Tiwari, Dr. Mohammed Arif

Kashi Vishwanath Corridor: Discussion with Dr. Dipak Malik, Rajendra Tiwari, Dr. Mohammed Arif

(The author would like to remain anonymous, fearing deportation by the Indian state.) I have been visiting Varanasi for the past 30 years. During this year’s visit, a dear Indian friend of mine and lover of Varanasi asked me to take a tour around the Vishwanath temple and to share what I thought of the […]

The Spectacle of Lynchings in India

The Spectacle of Lynchings in India

This blogpost addresses the ethics of representing the violence of lynchings through photographs/videos of the spectacle of lynchings. On March 18, 2016, a group of men murdered two Muslim cattle herders who were on their way to sell bulls at an animal fair in India’s Jharkhand state. The attackers, all linked to a local “cow protection” […]

Panel participation at ICQI, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign

Panel participation at ICQI, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign

Got a chance to present initial thoughts about our next project at International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry-ICQI, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, on the power of a song and the activist potential of ethno-fiction filmmaking (by involving the community in imagining and intervening in futures). https://icqi.org Arts Based Research ~ Ethnography and Research Creation Panel: Dr. […]

‘Kashi Labh’ Official Selection – Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival!

‘Kashi Labh’ Official Selection – Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival!

We are so happy to let you all know that Kashi Labh will be screened at the 9th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival, Delhi on April 30. The day marks the birth anniversary of Late Sh. Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, the father of Indian cinema. The film has already been screened in twelve cities around the […]

Kashi Labh | film trailer

Kashi Labh | film trailer

Aesthetics of dying, coming together of family and the last vital breath in Kashi, India’s sacred city. A video reflexive ethnography by Rajat Nayyar. Kashi Labh is coming this July! It took more than 7 years of research that started with after death rituals and then before death rituals in Kashi. Nowhere we could locate […]