06 April 2023, 06:15 pm
The Lotus and the Swan (India/71 min/ 2023/with English subtitles)
Programme Type
Films and Exhibitions
C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium, IIC main building

Director: Nirmal Chander who will introduce the film
Produced by Delhi Blue Pottery Trust

Screening will be followed by a discussion

“Hands destined to mould a thing of beauty”, the poet James Cousins wrote these lines about a young Sikh potter he met in Japan in 1921. Sardar Gurcharan Singh pioneered studio pottery in India, introducing the undervalued crafty to the imagination of the Indian masses, and striving to make colour and beauty accessible to all. The Lotus and the Swan celebrates his life and legacy