Film screening: The Argumentative Indian
European Premiere of new documentary, featuring Q&A with Professor Amartya Sen.
27th June, 6.30pm
The LSE South Asia Centre joins forces with the Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival to present this fascinating documentary, offering an insight into the mind of Indian Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, one of the world’s greatest living economists and philosophers.
Structured as a free flowing conversation between Sen and his student and Cornell economics professor Kaushik Basu, this rare film explores the laureate’s formative years in Tagore’s ashram, Shantiniketan to his college in Calcutta and his academic career in the US and UK, with cameos from former Indian prime minister and noted economist Manmohan Singh and a host of other scholars.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Professor Sen, chaired by Dr Mukulika Banerjee.