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unclassified - 15 12 2001 - 16:10 - katatonik

On snakes and images

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Krishna and the snake Kaliya. Still from Dundiraj Govind Phalke’s (1870-1944) film “Kaliya Mardan” (1919). “Nag Panchami” is the festival of snakes, celebrated in honor of Krishna killing the terrible snake Kaliya. Killing? Not quite, says this essay (in German) by Edmund Weber that treats the legend of Krishna and Kaliya in an ambitious and comprehensive text about the childhood of the holy ones.
P.K. Nair: “In the Age of Silence, Beginnings of Cinema in India”.
Cameraworking: Materials for the history of cinematographic practice in India.

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