Tillie Olsen, “Silences in Literature,” Silences (NY: Delacorte, 1978), 20.

The 1970s and its Legacies:

A Workshop on India's Cinemas

Friday, April 15, 2011

Weigley Room, 914 Gladfelter Hall

1115 Polett Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Organized by
Priya Joshi, Temple University
Rajinder Dudrah, University of Manchester


Keynote: Javed Akhtar

9:00: Breakfast

9:30: Introduction and Opening Remarks

10.00: The Family

Ulka Anjaria, Brandeis University
Structures of Fictive Kinship in 1970s Hindi Cinema

Priya Joshi, Temple University
Cinema as Public Fantasy

Discussant: Suvir Kaul, University of Pennsylvania

11:00: The Figures

Ajay Gehlawat, Sonona State
The Construction of 1970s Femininity

Satish Poduval, The EFL University, Hyderabad
Gender, Conjugality and the Remaking of Class in 1970s Hindi Cinema

Discussant: Kavita Daiya, George Washington University

12:00: Lunch

1:30: The Industry

Corey Creekmur, University of Iowa
Popular Hindi Cinema, Periodization, and Manoj Kumar


2:00: The South

S.E. Pillai, Michigan State University
1970s Tamil Cinema and the Post-classical Turn

Ratheesh Radhakrishnan, Rice University
A Retake on Malayalam Cinema of the 1970s

Discussant: Amanda Weidman, Bryn Mawr College

3:00: Tea

3:30: Closing Remarks

Sudipta Kaviraj, Columbia University

The 1970s in Perspective

4:00: Concluding Roundtable

Moderator: Rajinder Dudrah, University of Manchester

Because seating is limited, RSVPs are recommended.



Javed Akhtar's keynote and the international workshop on the 1970s and its legacies in India's cinemas are hosted by the New India Forum at Temple. Mr. Akhtar's visit and the workshop are made possible by generous support from the Center for the Humanities at Temple, Fox-CIBER, and the College of Liberal Arts Research Council.

























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