Department of English screened a documentary named “Buddha Weeps in Jadugoda
On September 22, 2023, Department of English screened a documentary named “Buddha Weeps in Jadugoda” under its film screening series ‘Projections’ to its MA Sem III students. The documentary dealt with the horrific effects of the mining of uranium and nuclear waste on the lives of the tribals living around Jadugoda as well as the flora and fauna of Jharkhand. It created awareness about many short and long-term health hazards due to the radiation from the nuclear wastes that are dumped in the rivers and the land inhabited by the tribals. The documentary was followed by a discussion among the students wherein they showed their concerns towards the ecological degradation due to the anthropocentric approach of the people. They talked about the need for awareness towards the issue among the larger sections of the society.
Screening of the movie “Manto”
On September 23, 2023, Department of English screened Nandita Das’s movie ‘Manto’ based on the life and works of Saadat Hasan Manto, a renowned Urdu Fiction writer for the faculty of the Department of English, Hindi,Sanskrit and Urdu under ‘Projections’. The movie showcased the trials and tribulations Manto had to go through to become a writer known for unveiling the stark truth of the contemporary society. Issues such as the pain of partition and the debate on obscenity versus literary merit of his works form part of the narrative of the movie. The movie was appreciated by the audience and they remembered Manto as a great writer who could understand the pain of the powerless.