ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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UNITED KINGDOM-The Ponting Case A Civil Servant s Duty

anything to the outsiders.
The visitors who have bustled about the village in broad daylight and learned little more than a jumble of inconsequentials leave. The shadowy half light of early morning or fire-lit night, which is the context of most of the film's events, descends once again on the village as it resumes its savage relationships. Sanjeevan, who has shown signs of not being a passive victim, is falsely accused of murder and rape. The long trial in court is punctuated by his wife's silent journeys across the river, to court and back to the village. And there is one more sombre night after Sanjeevan gets the death sentence.

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