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This edition: Aparajito: The Unvanquished (1956)

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Episode Details

Original tape date: May 26, 2017.

First aired: September 30, 2017.

(1956, India, Bengali/with English Subt., b&w) Director: Satyajit Ray. Writers: Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay (novel) (as Bibhutibhushan Banerji), Satyajit Ray (script by: in subtitles). Stars: Smaran Ghosal, Kamala Adhikari, Lalchand Banerjee.

After living awhile in Benares, 10 year old Apu and his mother move in with her uncle in a small Bengali village. Apu enters a local school, where he does well. By the time he graduates, he has a scholarship to study at a college in Calcutta. So off he goes. His mother is torn by his leaving, and by his growing independence. She loves her son very much and wants him to succeed, but she does not want to be left alone.

Discussion guest: Ria Banerjee, Guttman Community College/CUNY.

Guest List

Ria Banerjee Guttman Community College/CUNY