Begum Jaan: A Film Review

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Begum Jaan

Bollywood’s “Stop Rape” trend is still running strong. In 2016 Amitabh Bachchan returned in the poignant courtroom drama PINK, and early 2017 saw Hrithik Roshan play a blind avenger after the brutal rape and murder of his wife in Kaabil, although this film leaned more towards Roshan’s character and the satisfying murder of the rapists in a generic action-movie formula. … Read More

Goethe and the Gita: Faust in pursuit of action

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Goethe and the Gita

“Alas, I have studied philosophy, / the law as well as medicine, / and to my sorrow, theology; / studied them well with ardent zeal, / yet here I am, a wretched fool, / no wiser than I was before.” Did Goethe read the Bhagavad Gita? We know that he read Govinda’s Gita, a lyric revolving around Krishna, from Fritz … Read More