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An Introduction to Bollywood: 100 Years of Cinema

Come along to the next Ireland India Institute Public Lecture Series event which will feature renowned Bollywood expert, Professor Rachel Dwyer on Monday 23rd June. 

Professor Dwyer is Professor of Indian Cultures and Cinema at SOAS, University of London.  Her main research interest is in Hindi cinema where she has published on film magazines and popular fiction; consumerism and the new middle classes; love and eroticism (the wet sari, the kiss and saying ‘I love you’); visual culture (sets, locations and costumes); religion (Hinduism and Islam); emotions (anger and happiness); stars and star families (Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and the Kapoor dynasty); Gandhi and the biopic; Hindi cinema in East Africa and in the UK.  She has three books appearing in 2014: Bollywood’s India: Hindi cinema as a guide to modern India. London: Reaktion Books; Chicago: University of Chicago Press/Picture abhi baaki hai, New Delhi: Hachette, and an edited collection: Bollywood. 4 volumes.  London: Routledge) and Key concepts in modern Indian studies. New Delhi: Oxford University Press/New York: New York University Press, co-edited with Gita Dharampal-Frick, Monika Kirloskar and Jahnavi Phalke.

Title: An introduction to Bollywood.  100 years of Indian cinema
Speaker: Professor Rachel Dwyer, SOAS
Date: Monday 23 June 2014

Time: 6pm
Venue:  Houston Lecture Theatre,  Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, 123, St Stephen’s Green (entrance through York Street), Dublin 2

Please note this is a PUBLIC LECTURE (please feel free to forward to interested parties) however RSVP is essential. 
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We are also pleased to be joined by our friends in Bollywood Ireland
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20th June, 2014