Friday, 1 February 2008


Representations of the Mother
in Mehboob Khan’s ‘Mother India’ (1957)

A Lecture by Craig Jenkins
Free Event

Thursday 7th February 2008
Doors open at 7.30pm, Lecture starts 8pm

As a one-off special event, The Noble Sage is proud to invite Craig Jenkins to the ever-popular monthly film night at the gallery. Using his expert academic knowledge of Mehboob Khan’s classic cinematic masterpiece, ‘Mother India’ (1957), Craig Jenkins will be discussing the different meanings and representations of the role of ‘mother’ in the film.

Set to be a lively and enjoyable lecture for all adult audiences, Jenkins will be incorporating short scenes from the film into his lecture to elucidate this memorable and much cited Indian film. Afterwards, he will be inviting questions and answers from the audience so if there is a question you have been dying to ask about ‘Mother India’ – now is the chance!

Craig Jenkins is a highly qualified graduate in Drama and Film Studies who specialized in the representation of women in Hindi films, in particular Khan’s ‘Mother India’. Today he is a talented member of the Vayu Naidu Company that specializes in theatre and storytelling.


Lecture: Representations of the Mother in Mehboob Khan’s ‘Mother India’ (1957), duration 90 mins
Free entry – All welcome
Date: Thursday 7th February 2008
Times: Doors open 7.30pm. Lecture starts 8pm


The Noble Sage Art Gallery, 2A Fortis Green, London N2 9EL
(near East Finchley Tube, Northern Line)

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