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April 6, 2016

Student organization to host evening of history and Indian classical music April 9

Submitted by Joydeep Mitra

The K-State student chapter of the Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth, an official student organization, will host an evening of history and Indian classical music from 6-8 p.m. April 9 in the K-State Student Union's Big 12 Room. 

The event will include a screening of the Indian movie "Shatranj ke Khiladi" by Satyajit Ray, an internationally acclaimed filmmaker. To quote Martin Scorsese, "His work is in the company of that of living contemporaries like Ingmar Bergman, Akira Kurosawa and Federico Fellini."

Set in 1856, "Shatranj ke Khiladi" shows the life and customs of 19th century India on the eve of the Indian rebellion of 1857. The movie focuses on the events surrounding the British annexation of the Indian state of Awadh, "Oudh", the politics of colonial expansion by the British East India company and the deluded divisions of Indian monarchs.

The student chapter is committed to the promotion of Indian classical music among students and the Manhattan community. We organize concerts, workshops and movie nights featuring Indian classical music. Come be a part of a music tradition from one of the most ancient and diverse cultures of the world.  

Find more information on the event's Facebook page.

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