From the Jahaji to the Jetsetter Old: New and Transnational Indian Diasporic Literature and Cinema

 

Syllabus
1.Introduction to the Indian Diaspora – Definitions and Theories
2.Types of Diasporas – Pre Colonial, Colonial, Postcolonial
3. Mimic Men
4.Phiroze Nowrojee- The Kenyan Journey
5.M.G. Vassanji- No New Land
6.Jhumpa Lahiri- The Namesake
7.Chitra Bannerjee Divakaruni- The Mistress of Spices
8.Amitav Ghosh- Gun Island
9.Rohinton Mistry- Tales from Firozsha Baag
10. Farzana Doctor
11.Salman Rushdie- East West Stories
12.Meera Syal- Anita and Me
13.Kiran Desai- The Inheritance of Loss
14.Uma Parmeswaran- Short Stories
15.Atima Srivastava- Transmission
16.Gurinder Chadha- Bend It Like Beckham
17.Meera Nair- Mississippi Masala
18.Deepa Mehta- Earth
19.Deepa Mehta- Bollywood and Hollywood
20. Review Session

1
Introduction to the Indian Diaspora
1:27
2
Types of Diasporas – Pre Colonial, Colonial, Postcolonial
1:20
3
Mimic Men
1:28
4
Phiroze Nowrojee- The Kenyan Journey
1:25
5
M.G. Vassanji- No New Land
1:35
6
The Namesake – Book
1:19
7
Bend it like Beckham
1:27
8
The Hungry Tide
1:23
9
The Mistress of Spices
1:29
10
Tales from Ferozsha Baag
1:25
11
Stealing Narseen
1:26
12
Inheritance of Loss
1:27
13
The Namesake film
1:27
14
East West Stories
1:12
15
Earth 1947
1:21
16
Bollywood’s Hollywood
1:20
17
Transmission
1:21
18
Anita and Me
1:30
19
What Was Always Hers
1:27
20
SUMMARISATION / Q AND A
1:12

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Duration: 30 hours
Lectures: 20
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Level: Beginner

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