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FYSE1274

Bombay in Fiction & Film

Sekuta Mehta coined the phrase "maximum city" to convey the vitality and variety of Bombay, re-named Mumbai in 1996. This dizzying abundance and range of experience is represented in the many novels and films about Bombay that have gained world-wide recognition. In this seminar, we will explore the many facets of Bombay in a cultural and historical context through films such as Shri 420, Salaam Bombay, Bombay, and Slum Dog Millionaire and novels such as No God in Sight, Love and Longing in Bombay, and A Fine Balance, framing these in in order to explore the many facets of Bombay. 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
First Year Seminar
Department:
First-Year Seminar Program
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL CW LIT SOC

Sections

Fall 2009

FYSE1274A-F09 Seminar (Siddiqi)