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2013-2014 Academic Catalog 
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REL 228 - Gods of Bollywood

4 credits (Fall)
From the mystical Upanishads to the rain-drenched saris of Bollywood heroines, the sacred, the erotic and the spectacular have long been intertwined in South Asia. This course will explore themes of love, performance and identity in India both historically and by using Bollywood films as visual texts. We will examine religion’s intimate connections to culture, gender and meaning in the modern world as we ask, “What is Indian about Indian Cinema?”

Prerequisite: REL 111 , REL 117 , REL 220 , GWS 111 , or HUM 185 .
Note: Plus-2 option available. Not offered every year.
Instructor: T Dobe