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A Dowered Box of Jewels Changes the lives of 3 Generations of Women in Aparna Sen’s ‘Goynar Baksho’

It was a coincidence that while director Aparna Sen was making her latest film Goynar Baksho her native India was having a national conversation about the role of women in society.

Sen had first become interested in adapting Bengali writer Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay’s story of the same name shortly after reading it in the early 1990s, but budgetary and creative concerns held up the creation of the film for nearly two decades.

Goynar Baksho follows three generations of women in a wealthy Bengali family whose fates reflect the evolving history of the country around them.

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