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Kamran Asdar Ali, Director WCH 4.132, Mailcode G9300, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3550

Teaching India Through Film

Two-day workshop for college faculty to take place March 24-25, 2006

Posted: February 3, 2006

We will investigate the shifting ideologies of these films in the past six decades and the manner in which they are reticent about certain issues facing religious and sexual minorities in India. The extent to which popular Indian films homogenize class and gender, while resorting to the language of "national unity," will be highlighted in this workshop.

Our objective is to cultivate new pedagogical spaces from which modern Indian cultures and histories may be explored and critiqued. We will discuss the usefulness of showing particular Indian films in order to introduce students to the cultural milieus of South Asia.

Participation is limited, therefore applicants are encouraged to apply by returning the enclosed form before the deadline date of March 3, 2006. Participants will be offered accommodation for two nights close to the campus. As well, those chosen to participate will be awarded a travel allowance of $100 and meals (2 lunches and 1 dinner) during the workshop.

For more information on the workshop, contact Jordan Phillips at 512-475-6038 or via email at

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