NELC 3625

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NELC 3625 Understanding Bollywood, Knowing India: Hindi CinemaSince 1960

Dr. Ila Nagar

This online course will explore topics related to life in India from the lens of Hindi language cinema which is also known as Bollywood. Bollywood offers a unique window into culture and modern India. Using Bollywood as its medium, this course will explore social class, gender, sexuality, Indian diaspora in the West, family structure, marriage, politics, caste, language (with special focus on portrayal of people who speak languages other than Hindi), religion, globalization etc. and how these relate to lived experiences of people in Indian society. 

Spring 2020
Class time & Location: ONLINE COURSE
Class # 23469