Documentary Screening & Director’s Talk: “A Kali Temple Inside Out”

Nov. 7, 2018

Religious boundaries are not necessarily as sharp and antagonistic as the news media lead us to believe. This ethnographic film follows devotees of the Hindu goddess Kali to understand why devout Hindus may well visit Sikh temples and Sufi-Muslim tombs besides temples for divine assistance. By showing the everyday life inside and around a Kali temple in the city of Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India, the film presents itself as a silent critique against the obsession with religious conflict in contemporary debates. (Film length: 83 minutes)


December 11, 2018 (Tue) 18:30~21:30


“Daiwahouse Ishibashi Nobuo Memorial Hall” (3F, Daiwa Ubiquitous Computing Research Building), Hongo Campus, University of Tokyo


Dr. Dipesh Kharel (Documentary Director, Visual Ethnographer; PhD Graduate of ITASIA, GSII; Receiver of University of Tokyo “President’s Award”)

Film Language

Hindi (Subtitle: English)

Discussion Language



Educational Project S, IHS Program, University of Tokyo

In cooperation with

Professor Hayashi Kaori Lab, III/GSII, University of Tokyo


  • Free entrance. Registration appreciated for preparation purposes:

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