Asian American Studies 172C
January 6, 2010
Transnational Bollywood- Lecture 1
What do we think of when we think of Bollywood films?
o Showing the best parts of Indian culture
o A sense of impossibility
o Poorly choreographed acti
The poverty, the begging, the violence the riots.
It's all there and it's all true:Critics and public alike have praised the film Slumdog Millionaire.
But what do the inhabitants of Mumbai's streets - the real slumdogs - think. Rhys Blakely
showed it to a
Professor Purnima Mankekar
Time: Mondays, 9.00 to 10.50 a.m.
Office: Rolfe 2203
Email: [email protected]
Classroom: Royce 190
Office hours: TBA
Course Description and Objectives
Popular Indian cinema, or
Out of Africa
History of Indians in East Africa
Indentured labor: the concept of the
Shift in composition of Indian communities
in East Africa in early-1900s
British policy of occupational