Friday, March 7, 2014

March 21: An evening with Nandita Das, actress, director, and human rights advocate

In Conversation With
NYU Anthropology Professor Ritty Lukose, Hunter Public Policy Distinguished Lecturer Shyama Venkateswar, and Hunter Economics Professor Karna Basu

Co-Sponsored by: The Hunter College Women and Gender Studies Program, the India-China Institute at the New School, and South Asia @NYU

March 21, 2014
5:30-7:00pm, doors open at 5:15pm
Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College
Open to the Public/47-49 E. 65th Street, between Park and Madison

Nandita Das is an award-winning Indian film actress and director, and committed human rights advocate.  She focuses on issues of social justice, especially those of women, children, and marginalized communities, through various platforms.  Her best known works include Fire, Earth, and Firaaq. In 2008, the French Government conferred upon Nandita the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, their prestigious civilian award. In 2011, she became the first Indian to be inducted into the Hall of Fame of the International Women's Forum. She has recently finished shooting for a Spanish film, which was with an all women crew. 

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