Like Here Like There # 103

Like Here Like There (So Heddan So Hoddan)

19:00, Friday 14th June, CMB 1&2

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  • Director/Anthropologist: Anjali Monteiro, KP Jayasankar
  • Year of Release: 2011
  • Duration: 52 mins
  • Country of Production: India
  • Language: Sindhi, Hindi, Kutchi (English)


Shah Abdul Latif Bhitaiis, is a medieval Sufi poet from Sindh (now in Pakistan). Umar Haji Suleiman of Kachchh, Gujarat, India is a self taught Sufi scholar; once a cattle herder, now a farmer, he lives his life through the poetry of Bhitai. Umar’s cousin, Mustafa Jatt, sings the Bheths of Bhitai. He is accompanied on the Surando by his cousin Usman Jatt. Usman is a truck driver who owns and plays one of the last surviving Surandos in the region. The film explores the lives of the three cousins, their families and the Fakirani Jat community to which they belong.

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Organised by the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain & Ireland (RAI) since 1985, it is an itinerant festival that moves biennially from one university host to another, in association with local community and cultural organisations.

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