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HIS 474 - Bollywood, Business, and India


The course will track the development of the Indian film industry, specifically Bollywood, as a business from the 1930s through the 1990s. It will examine the aesthetics of Bollywood films alongside and as a history of the economic development of the postcolonial nation. We examine the rise of the “new India” and Indian global diasporas and economic liberalization from 1991 onwards. The course charts the transitions from the imagination of the Indian nation as a cosmopolitan, secular hold-all to Hindu nationalism whilst also balancing its new role in a globalized world..

Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement.
Satisfies a requirement of the Film and Media Studies Interdisciplinary minor.
Satisfies South Asian Studies minor requirement.