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Center for South Asia Weekly Lecture Series

"Melancholia and Melodrama: Approaching Indian Film History through Cinematic Lives of Devdas" Rini Bhattacharya Mehta (Assistant Professor, Comparative and World Literatures, University of Illinois)

Event Details

Thursday, April 19, 2018
12-1 p.m.
What explains Indian cinema’s obsession with the story of Devdas? What are the links that connect the ‘Devdas theme’ to melodrama? These are some of the questions I hope to answer, and offer a historical grounding of Indian cinema’s emotional excesses.