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Hear, Here: Humanities Up Close

Networked Bollywood: How Star Power Globalized Hindi Cinema with Swapnil Rai
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
12:30-1:30 PM
Institute for the Humanities Osterman Common Room, #1022 202 S. Thayer Map
With the “Hear, Here” series, we aim to facilitate conversations around new research in the humanities. Faculty fellows at the Institute for the Humanities will discuss a part of their current project in a short talk followed by a Q & A session.

About this talk:
The first Indian film was made in 1913. However, filmmaking was recognized as an industry almost a hundred years later. Yet, Indian films have been circulating globally since their inception. In this talk, Dr. Rai unearths this oft-elided history of Bollywood’s globalization illustrating how India’s prominent stars directed the globalization of the world’s largest entertainment industry.

About Swapnil Rai:
Swapnil Rai is a 2022-23 Richard and Lillian Ives Faculty Fellow at the Institute for the Humanities and assistant professor of film, television, and media.
Building: 202 S. Thayer
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Film, Humanities, India
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Institute for the Humanities, Department of Film, Television, and Media