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Censors ‘seek cuts to Amartya Sen documentary’

No argument here: Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen with veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee (right) during the special screening of “Argumentative Indian” documentary on Amartya Sen, in Kolkata on Monday (10)

By: Rithika Siddhartha

INDIAN censors have refused to certify a documentary film featuring Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen unless words like “cow” and “Hindu India” are beeped out, the director said yesterday (July 12), in the latest dispute involving the film board. Suman Ghosh, a national award-winning director, said he screened his film The Argumentative Indian – adapted from Sen’s book of the same title – for censors in Kolkata on Tuesday (July 11). After three hours of viewing, officials verbally asked him to delete the terms “cow” – an animal considered sacred for Hindus – “Hindu India” and “Gujarat”. “In a piece of…

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