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A Kali Temple Inside Out.

Kharel, Dipesh, (film director.). Storaas, Frode, (film director.). Royal Anthropological Institute (Firm), (Distributor). Kanopy (Firm), (Distributor).


Religious boundaries in India are not necessarily as sharp and antagonistic as news media lead us to believe. This film portrays everyday life inside and around a Kali temple in the city of Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh (India). Its central characters are a priest and three devotees, who show why this temple is so important to them. The film follows these characters through their daily routines at home, at the temple, and on their occasional visits to the holy places of other non-Hindu religious traditions. The film offers a counterpoint to assumptions about religious differences and shows a more complex relationship informed by mutual friendship and shared religious aspirations. As the priest says at the end of the film , "God is one, the religions are made by humans".

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (83 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
  • Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Royal Anthropological Institute, 2018.

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Title from title frames.
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Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally produced by Royal Anthropological Institute in 2018.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language Note:
In English
Genre: Documentary films.

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