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Academic Year 2005/2006
Cinema, Culture, and Politics in India
ANTH 288 FA
This course will explore the links between cinema, political culture, and society in India. Concentrating on Bengali and Hindi films and taking a broadly historical and symbolic interpretive approach to Indian culture,
shall explore Indian and comparative esthetics; economic and social contexts of film production; regional, alternative, and popular cinemas.
J. Maquet, AESTHETIC EXPERIENCE (Yale) Barnouw & Krishnaswamy, INDIAN FILM (OUP) A. Ostor, CULTURE AND POWER (Sage) G. Roberge, ANOTHER CINEMA FOR ANOTHER SOCIETY (Academic) L. Dumont, RELIGION/POLITICS AND
HISTORY IN INDIA (Mouton) S. Ray, OUR
CINEMA/THEIR CINEMA Articles or chapters by Fruzzetti, Madan, Nandy, Ramanujan, Das, Dasgupta. About 16 feature films will be screened, among them the works of Satyajitv Ray, Mrinal Sen, Buddhadev Dasgupta, Shyam
Benegal, Keetan Mehta, Adoor
Gopalakrishnam, Aravindan, Govind Nihalani.
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Short papers, one in-class test and a longer take home final.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
One social science and/or one cinema course LAB FEE OF $40.00 Tuesday evening screenings of above films.
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