India’s Clock Towers Tell More Than the Time. They Tell a Story.

(The article first appeared in The Wire on April 22, 2023)

  • In the animated film The Clock Tower made by Cara Antonelli, a beautiful ballerina is cursed by a witch and imprisoned on the top floor of a clock tower in the centre of a panoramic village. To keep the clocks working, the belle is kept under a spell to perpetually spin on her toes to wind the gears and sprockets of the clock. Round and round she goes, day and night to keep the arms of the clock ticking and its bells chiming hour after hour…


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