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)

Date
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Time
Noon-1 p.m.
Location
Description
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.
Contact
262-4884, INFO@SOUTHASIA.WISC.EDU