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The Quintessential Oneness of Amar, Akbar and Anthony: The Portrayal of Religious Minorities in Bollywood Masalas

A conversation with Madhu Kishwar: Portrayals of religious minorities in Bollywood films.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6275 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Madhu Kishwar’s presentation (based on her forthcoming book) will discuss the characteristic portrayals of religious minorities in Bollywood films and to understand how diverse religious communities, especially those who have a history of conflict with the Hindu majority, get to be represented by the Indian entertainment industry by focusing on the social, moral and political messages they communicate through the enactments of their film plots.

About the speaker: 

Madhu Kishwar is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, based in Delhi. She is the founding editor of Manushi: A Journal About Women and Society. She is also the Founder President of Manushi Sangathan, a non-profit organization dedicated to working for democratic rights, strengthening civil liberties, and promoting gender justice. Please click here to learn more.

Refreshments will be served.

Cost : Free


Sponsor(s): Center for India and South Asia

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