Bollywood Bound: Popular Visual Culture in India, 1950s to the Present

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0

Formerly: HA 332A

Through the media of photography and film, popular contemporary visual cultures of India are examined. Against a backdrop of Indian classical, folk, modern and contemporary, rural and urban art histories, select Bollywood films from the 1950s to the present are examined in class lectures, film screenings and readings. Styles featured range from historical, social realist and nationalist to stylized, idealist and moral narratives.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of AHVS 332A, HA 332A, HA 337 (if taken in the same topic).

Undergraduate course in Art History and Visual Studies offered by the Department of Art History and Visual Studies in the Faculty of Fine Arts.

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