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ASIA 353 Introduction to Hindi Film
History, aesthetics, politics, and social roles of Bollywood films. Films will be subtitled.
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The Hindi films, commonly known as Bollywood is one of the most prominent and biggest film industries not only in India but also in the world. In India and South Asia in general, films have always been major source of entertainment. Along with the main aim of giving pleasure to moviegoers, the Hindi films have always played a vital role in shaping the South Asian society.
This introductory course offers an overview of Hindi film history through different time periods and different themes and patterns that prevailed in those periods. A representative collection of films will be screened and later taken for discussion in the class. The chronological screening of the films is based on themes, personalities and genres to represent different eras of the Hindi film history. Along with the films the students are required to read select articles on weekly themes. All the readings are in English and the films will have English subtitles, no knowledge of Hindi is required for the course.
Students will be required to watch 1 film a week on their own time before Wednesday's lecture.
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