Dhananjay Singh is and an International Visiting Fellow hosted by the English Department and the Center for International Studies. He is an assistant professor in the Center for English Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi, India. He is teaching a three-week short course and will give a talk on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. His talk is titled:
Ancient Indian Theatre Traditions and Their Representation in Contemporary Bollywood
Bollywood is an interesting combination of modernity and tradition in as much as it employs the technique of cinema but enmeshes it with the aesthetics and world view of ancient theatre. The talk is premised upon the idea that the form and philosophy of Indian cinema is derived from the continuous and cumulative theatre traditions of ancient theatre.
The Center for International Studies welcomes your attendance.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 4:15 p.m. in Bucksbaum 152
Refreshments will be served