Manoa Bollywood Afternoons: 'Pinjar' (The Cage)

March 30, 3:30pm - 6:45pm
Mānoa Campus, Pacific Ocean Science & Technology (POST) 127 Add to Calendar

One set of devastated voices almost lost amidst the horrors of the 1947 Partition of the South Asian subcontinent belonged to women who were carried across the new India-Pakistan border and raped, sold, abandoned, or forcibly married to their abductors.

Up to 50,000 women likely suffered this fate, and 'Pinjar' (2003) is a brave Bollywood effort to tell the story of one of them, Puro (Urmila Matondkar), a Hindu bride kidnapped on the eve of her wedding and taken to Pakistan. Despite her dire circumstances, Puro inspiringly manages to make a life for herself in the complexity of the post-Partition chaos as families and new nation-states sorted out who belonged where according to one's religion.


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Free and open to the public

Event Sponsor
History, Mānoa Campus

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Ned Bertz, 956-6766, bertz@hawaii.edu

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