Producing Bollywood (Anthropology Colloquium Session)
Professor Ganti is Associate Professor of Anthropology and core faculty in the Program in Culture & Media at New York University. She as been conducting ethnographic research about the social world and filmmaking practices of the Hindi film industry since 1996 and is the author of Producing Bollywood: Inside the Contemporary Hindi Film Industry (Duke University Press 2012) and Bollywood: A Guidebook to Popular Hindi Cinema (Routledge 2004; second edition 2013).
Her current research examines the politics of language and translation within the Bombay film world; the dubbing of Hollywood films into Hindi; the formalization and professionalization of film training through film schools in India; and a social history of Indian cinema in the United States. She is currently writing a book, “Thinking in English, Speaking in Hindi: Media, Multilingualism and Translation in Mumbai.”
This event is presented by the Department of Anthropology and the York Centre for Asian Research.