Anjali Monteiro | K.P. Jayasankar

Documentary Filmmakers | Educators | Researchers


A Fly in the Curry

This book looks at how independent Indian documentary film reworks the relationship between film-makers, their narratives, their subjects and their audience, challenging the dominant idea of documentary as a discourse of the real. Based on close textual analysis, conversations with film-makers and drawing on Breitrose’s cinéma-vérité film-maker as a ‘fly in the soup’, this work explores the place of documentary within the Indian public sphere.



Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018 features an installation based on the film Saacha - The Loom. Dec 12, 2018 to March 29, 2019.
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A Fly in the Curry: Independent Documentary Film in India
Godrej India Culture Lab, Mumbai, 5 May 2017 05:00PM
Anjali Monteiro and K.P. Jayasankar Retrospective
India International Centre, New Delhi, 23 Feb 2018



A Delicate Weave

A Delicate Weave, set in Kachchh, Gujarat, India, traces four different musical journeys, all converging in the ways they affirm religious diversity, syncretism and love of the other. Drawing on the poetic and musical traditions of Sant Kabir and Shah Bhitai, as well as the folk traditions of the region, these remarkable musicians and singers bear testimony to how these oral traditions of compassion are being passed down from one generation to the next.