SASIA 3625

Indian culture wedding

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. 

Fall 2021
Class time & Location: ONLINE COURSE Class # 24558


GE Cultures and Ideas, GE Diversity: Global Studies