The Beauty of the Bengali Renaissance: a Night in New York with Writer Fariha Róisín
For Lindsay Issue No. 3, Fariha Róisín wrote about connecting to her heritage through Bengali cinema and literature—the greatly influential films of Satyajit Ray and the words of Nobel Prize-winning poet Rabindranath Tagore.
She wrote: “Learning about Tagore or Ray brings me closer to my father, to my family, to my culture. It reorients the cultural dissonance of being a diaspora kid, and how that strips you so intensely of any foundational identity. For so long I’ve felt split in two, but the older I get, and the more I learn, I am able to pastiche together a clearer portrait of myself.”
As this iconic still from the Satyajit Ray film Charulata flashes against a portrait of Fariha, it is with great excitement that we announce our return to New York for this very special event.
Join us in Mara Hoffman’s Manhattan studio for a night of good conversation and Yering Station wine, as Fariha Róisín speaks with our editor Beth Wilkinson on the beauty of the Bengali Renaissance, its immeasurable legacy and everything it’s offered her.