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High Commission of India


Press Release


IGCC organises Screening of Documentary Film ‘Batighar’ on Emeritus Professor Anisuzzaman by Mr. Masud Karim at Kabi Sufia Kamal Auditorium, Bangladesh National Museum, Shahbagh, Dhaka at 6.30 PM on 28 November, 2017



Indira Gandhi Culture Centre is organising  a Screening of Documentary Film on Emeritus Professor Anisuzzamantitled ‘Batighar’ produced by Mr. Masud Karim at Kabi Sufia Kamal Auditorium, Bangladesh National Museum, Shahbagh, Dhaka at 6.30 PM on 28 November, 2017. Emeritus Professor Anisuzzaman will be present at the event.

The film ‘Batighar’, which means ‘Light House’, is a documentary on Professor Anisuzzaman, an eminent writer and educationist of Bangladesh. The 45 minute documentary features Professor Anuisuzzman’s personal life and his eventful career as a researcher and scholar. It also highlights his contributions to the Language Movement, the Liberation War and Bangla literature and linguistics through interviews of eminent Indian and Bangladeshi personalities.

Producer of the film, Mr. Masud Karim, has completed his graduation from University of Dhaka. He has got a Diploma in Japanese Language & Literature from Tokyo. He also has a diploma on Film Making from Whistling Woods International Mumbai founded by one of India’s leading filmmakers, Subhash Ghai.  Mr.  Karim has made a documentary titled ‘Krishnakoli’ on iconic Indian stage & film actor Shri Saumitra Chatterjee in 2015. He is also working on the first album of recitation of poems written by him and recited by Saumitra Chatterjee. The album consists of poems which Karim has compiled in his anthology, “Bhalobashar Kobita”.

Professor Anisuzzaman`s writings on national identity and educational, religious, historical and social reconstruction are considered a treasure trove by the academics of Bangladesh. His books such as ‘Muslim Manash O Bangla Sahitya’, ‘Swaruper Sandhane’, ‘Purono Bangla Gadya’, ‘Bangali Nari: Sahitye O Samaje’, ‘Kal Nirabadhi’, and ‘Ihajagatikata O Anyanya’ are considered seminal works by academics working on Bangla literature and language.

Professor Anisuzzaman has received many awards in recognition of his contributions. He has been awarded the Bangla Academy award for research, the Ekushe Padak and the Shadhinota Padak, He has been awarded the Ananda Puraskar two times by the Ananda Group of Publications, Kolkata, an honorary D. Lit. by the Rabindra-Bharati University, Kolkata, Sarojini Basu Medal by the University of Calcutta, Pandit Iswarchandra Vidyasagar Gold Plaque and Rabindranath Tagore Birth Centenary plaque by the Asiatic Society, Kolkata. The Government of India has awarded him the prestigious Padma Bhushan.

All are cordially invited to attend the programme. Entry is open to all (there is no need to collect Invitation Pass). 

November 22, 2017 



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