A letter to the President of India: Satyajit Ray’s name should be banned for showing sexually explicit scenes

Akhar Bandyopadhyay


The Honourable President,

Republic of India,

Rashtrapati Bhavan,

New Delhi- 110004

Sub:Satyajit Ray’s name should be banned for showing sexually explicit scenes

Respected Ācarya,

In continuation of ourletterVIEW HEREto you, we are again requesting your kind self to remove the name of Satyajit Ray from the prestigious film award.

It is surprising and shocking for us, the ardent supporters ofSangh Parivārideology, to find that a prestigious film award was declared on the name of Satyajit Ray, who showed not only anti-Hindu false ideology, but also the explicit and illicit sexual relationships that are prohibited in thesanātana dharma.

We think that it goes against the ethos of ourParivār’s ideology for the following reasons:

Devi (The Goddess, 1960):An intimate scene (in a silhouette med-long-shot) between Umaprasad (a westernized elite youth) and Doyamoyee (incarnation the Mother Kali) profaned the mother goddess.

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