Invitation to 100 Years of Indian Cinema Launch


The South Asianist Journal invites you to join us for the launch of 100 Years of Indian Cinema this Thursday, December 5th, from 6pm onwards.

The launch will include a dynamic panel surrounding “Pleasures and Perceptions of Indian Cinema” featuring Professor Crispin Bates, Director of Centre for South Asian Studies at the University of Edinburgh, Dr. Talat Ahmed, Lecturer in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh, Ashwin Devasundaram, PhD Scholar at Heriot-Watt University and former Documentary Filmmaker at Channel 4, and Dr. David Sorfa, Programme Director in the MSc Film Studies program at the University of Edinburgh.

We will also be showcasing Murabba (Fruit Preserve), a short film by critically acclaimed Indian Director Anurag Kashyap and a short documentary featuring legendary Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan, voted BBC superstar of the millennium.

Thursday, December 5th at 6pm

6th Floor Common Room, Chrystal Macmillan Building

The University of Edinburgh

15a George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD


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