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Time:Friday April 12th 2013, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Room(s):Fleming Museum 101
Contact:Abigail McGowan - 656-3532
Organization:Global and Regional Studies
Description:"The Making of Masculinity in a Landmark Bollywood Film: Amar, Akbar, Anthony and the Politics of Muscular Hinduism" by Andy Rotman, Smith College. Amar Akbar Anthony (1977) tells the story of three brothers who are separated from their parents and each other in early childhood and then adopted by fathers of three different religions - Hindu, Muslim, and Christian. The film chronicles how the brothers recover from this loss, highlighting the roles played by religion and love, the state and family. While renowned as a story about secularism, the film also makes pointed claims about gender, politics, and modernity, and the ways that a muscular Hinduism is necessary for healing the nation.
UVM ID Required:No
Admission Fee: Free and open to the public.