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This is a wonderful movie, but not surprising that it was directed ...
on October 3, 2014
This is a wonderful movie, but not surprising in that it was directed by Satyajit Ray.
It should also bring to Western audiences a reminder of how important goddesses are in India. Western audiences are used to thinking of Indian women as oppressed (and there is some truth in that) but the other part of the story tends not to be told by Western media.
Hinduism splits into three major and many minor parts. The three major parts are worshipers of Vishnu, worshipers of Shiva, and worshipers of a goddess, usually Durga in one of her many aspects. Goddess worship is very prominent in Gujarat and Bengal.