Public Talk: Cinematic Bombay — Contingency, Crisis, and Decay


Please join us for a talk on Thursday, April 26th at 4:30pm in AJLC 120 given by Professor Ranjani Mazumdar. This presentation will look at the refractions of contemporary city of Bombay, India, through three unusual films of the recent past. It is part of the Global Issues Symposium.

Ranjani Mazumdar is professor of Cinema Studies at the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Her publications focus on urban cultures, popular cinema, gender and the cinematic city.

She is the author of Bombay Cinema: An Archive of the City (2007) and coeditor with Neepa Majumdar of the forthcoming Wiley Blackwell’s A Companion to Indian Cinema. She has also worked as a documentary filmmaker and her productions include Delhi Diary 2001 and The Power of the Image (codirected).

Her current research focuses on globalization and film culture, the visual culture of film posters and the intersection of technology, travel, design and color in the 1960s’ Bombay Cinema.

Further details can be found here. We look forward to seeing you there!

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