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FILM: PAPER AND GLUE

Merrill Memorial Library 215 Main Street, Yarmouth, ME, United States

PAPER AND GLUE will be shown at the Merrill Memorial...

Film Screening: Devdas (Merrill Memorial Library)

Merrill Memorial Library 215 Main Street, Yarmouth, ME, United States

The Indian movie Devdas stars the world's biggest movie star, Shah Rukh Khan, as a wealthy young law grad who spirals into depression when his hopes of marrying a woman he has known since childhood are dashed by his family.

ISSUES OF INCLUSION IN INDIAN EDUCATION: GENDER, CASTE, DISABILITY (Auburn Public Library and ZOOM)

Auburn Public Library 49 Spring Street, Auburn, ME, United States

The Camden Conference and the Auburn Public Library invite you to a talk by Dr. Anita Charles. In this talk, Dr. Charles will discuss her experiences in India, particularly focused on topics of social justice around gender, caste, and disability. She will give details of a research project around inclusion and disability in Indian schools and will share anecdotal stories and pictures of her time in India.

FILM SCREENING & DISCUSSION — LEAVING HOME: TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE IN INDIA (Auburn Public Library)

Auburn Public Library 49 Spring Street, Auburn, ME, United States

“Most of India's 1.2 billion people inhabit villages. Teenager Renu and her upper caste family live in Rankhandi, one of these villages (100 miles north of Delhi). LEAVING HOME is their story. Renu wants to become a big-city teacher. Instead, after a traditional marriage Renu must move to her husband’s village and hope her daughter’s dreams eventually will be fulfilled. Leaving Home is about rural life, castes, weddings, marriage, sex, abuse, family—and change. As the film unfolds, restrictions on the rights of village girls and women may shock the Western viewer. Many in our culture may consider Renu's way of life one step removed from slavery. But all of this is ‘normal’ in Rankhandi.” (from Kanopy.com)

BOOK DISCUSSION — MIDNIGHT’S BORDERS: A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF MODERN INDIA by Suchitra Vijayan (Auburn Public Library)

Auburn Public Library 49 Spring Street, Auburn, ME, United States

“Sharing borders with six countries and spanning a geography that extends from Pakistan to Myanmar, India is the world’s largest democracy and second-most populous country. It is also the site of the world’s biggest crisis of statelessness, as it strips citizenship from hundreds of thousands of its people – especially those living in disputed border regions. … In this stunning work of narrative reportage … we hear from those whose stories are never told…” (from book jacket)