Monthly Archive for: ‘February, 2009’

100 Years of Cinema in India

by Jaya Ramanathan India Perspectives When the Lumiere Brothers’ first films were shown at Bombay’s Watson’s Hotel in 1895 or when Dadasaheb Phalke released his epochal feature film Raja Harishchandra in 1913, it is unlikely that either the exhibitors or the pioneer film maker realized they were unleashing a mass entertainment medium that would hold millions in sway for the …

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Editorial February 2009

February 2009 Dear Readers, Recently, Indian culture has been much touted in the news. The BBC documentary on PBS about India was watched by many, and it went a long way towards further informing new audiences about our nation. In addition, the film, Slumdog Millionaire, is wowing audiences around the world. The film has achieved international fame due to its …

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