Nandita Das, who rose to worldwide fame in her role in films like Fire, Earth, Bawander, and Before the Rains, presented her directorial debut film Firaaq at the Feminist & Women’s Media Festival on March 14. Firaaq, which premiered in 2008, is set a month after the 2002 Gujarat riots and chronicles the traumas and everyday losses of its characters on either side of the religious divide.
South Asian Studies at Brown invites applications from students for the South Asian Studies Student Fellowship. The Fellowship supports a graduate or undergraduate summer project related to any region of South Asia outside of India (funding for India projects are available through the Brown-India Initiative.) The South Asian Studies Student Fellowship offers $4,000 and supports student research interests in Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Sri Lanka.