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Meghe Dhaka Tara, translated in English to Cloud-Capped Star, is part of a trilogy written and directed by Ritwik Ghatak in 1960. It was based on a social novel, dealing with the aftermath of the Partition of India. The narrative centers on a refugee  camp near Calcutta and centers on a Hindu family’s sufferings.

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2l “Brother, I want to live.”

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Images from the partition:

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Partition in India, refugee camps.

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Cloud-Capped Star is part of a trilogy exploring the trauma of India’s partition.  The narrative centers on a refugee camp near Calcutta and centers on a Hindu family’s sufferings.  This is melodrama par excellence.

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