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Screenings at URU showcases cinema that radically addresses contemporary concerns, and seeks to reassert the pleasures of big-screen experiences and ensuing instantaneous communities.

November 12, 2016

'Kesari' tries to map the life and work of Kesari Balakrishna Pillai (1889 -1960), who has contributed significantly in shaping Modern Kerala. The work contextualizes the intellectual life of Kesari Balakrishna Pillai and critically engages with his radical interventions which are placed itself against both colonialism and narrow renditions of nationalism. The documentary follows the temporal and spatial axis provided by Kesari’s large corpus of writing and foregrounds its potential to displace modern linear time. 'Kesari' provides a panoramic view of the thought constellation of this unconventional thinker where his seemingly disconnected domains of intellectual activity in Political Philosophy , Art History, Literature, History and Geography fall in place and contribute to the project of human emancipation.

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