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Fall 2020 Middle East UN2641 section 001

Call Number 13142
Day & Time
MW 10:10am-11:25am
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Debashree Mukherjee
Method of Instruction On-Line Only
Course Description This course offers an expansive journey through the forms, pleasures, and meanings of Indian cinema. It explores the plural beginnings of popular film; the many competing cinemas produced across India; the diverse protagonists (from vamps to vigilantes) that populate the imagined entity named ‘national cinema’; and the varied audiences addressed by these cinemas. Over the course of the semester, we will watch 15 of the most iconic narrative films produced in India, including Diamond Queen (1940), Awara (1951), Deewar (1975), Roja (1992), Mahanagar (1963), and Bandit Queen (1994). As we voyage with the dynamic, shifting codes and priorities of India’s fiction filmmaking, we also shadow the emergence of the Indian nation and contestations of its coherence.
Web Site Vergil
Department Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies
Enrollment 23 students (25 max) as of 8:06PM Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Subject Middle East
Number UN2641
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20203MDES2641W001

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