Academic Catalog 2016-2017 
    
    Nov 28, 2020  
Academic Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HST 287 - Film and Modern India

Course Units: 1
(Spring; Mazumder) This course uses a medium of visual representation-cinema-to explore the  portrayal of India.  It historically traces the development of the cinematic industry in India and highlights the changing images of the region since the 1950s.  Each decade evokes a list of stereotypes, of ideas, and of historical realities.  We will examine the extent to which films in each decade captured the reality of the period.  In particular, we will trace the maturation of the idea of a nation through films and we will explore the positioning of gender in these decades.  In general, this course will adopt critical approaches for looking at aesthetics and the representation of South Asia through cinema. CC: LCC



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