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Histories & Contexts of Cinema - Indian Cinema Chronicles: Bollywood and Beyond


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Histories and Contexts of Cinema - Bollywood and Beyond

Delve beyond the surfaces of Indian cinema, to discover that there is so much more to the cinematic tradition than just what is commonly referred to as ‘Bollywood’. Although this view of Indian cinema has long dominated popular perceptions, it does not do justice to the diversity and vibrancy of all the cinemas of India.

This course will, therefore, introduce you to the wider narrative of film production in India through which you will discover the much broader spectrum of Indian cinemas, their areas of overlap and their differences. You will explore the ways in which the boundaries between the ‘national’ and the ‘regional’ are blurred in Indian cinematic production and contexts.

At the end of the course, we hope you will have a much deeper knowledge of this often-misunderstood cinema, and enjoyed discovering the work and legacies of pioneering Indian filmmakers — such as Guru Dutt, K. Balachander, Satyajit Ray, Jyoti Prasad Agarwala — who are revered as proponents of cinematic renaissance and art in India.

Course Code

LLLHistories&ContextsofCinema - Bollywood

Course Leader

Ashish Dwivedi
Course Description


This 6-week course will take place in person on Tuesday evenings from 6.30pm to 8.30pm starting on 23rd April 2024 and finishing on 28th May 2024.

Please see our price list below:

Histories and Contexts of Cinema
Indian Cinema Chronicles: Bollywood and Beyond

  • Standard price - £115.00
  • Staff/student/alumni price - £100.00

Bookings for this course will close on 3 January 2024.

Please note: if you select the staff/student/alumni price option, you must use an online store account that has been set up with your University email address and fill out your University staff, student or alumni ID number when prompted as part of the questionnaire data section.

When booking a course please do consult our Terms and Conditions which set out our cancellation and refund policy. Please note, that should we need to move teaching online, you will not be entitled to any refund other than those already set out in our Terms and Conditions.

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Histories & Contexts of Cinema - Indian Cinema Chronicles: Bollywood and Beyond - Tuesday 23/04/2024 to 28/05/2024, 6.30pm to 8.30pm, Avenue Campus
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