Department of South Asian Studies Lecture Series: Prof. Rachel Dwyer, SOAS, University of London


Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 4:00pm


1 Bow St., Room #317

Bhagwan se baat kare ka communication system ye gola ka ... total lul ho chuka hai (This planet’s communication system for talking to God is totally useless): Coming to Terms with the Sacred in Indian cinema

Rachel Dwyer is Professor of Indian Cultures and Cinema at SOAS, University of London. She took her BA in Sanskrit at SOAS, followed by an MPhil in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology at the University of Oxford. Her PhD research was on the Gujarati lyrics of Dayaram (1777-1852). Professor Dwyer has published ten books, several of which are on Indian cinema. She has recently completed 'Bollywood's India: Indian cinema as a guide to modern India for Reaktion Books, London and Hachette, India. She is currently researching the Asian elephant in India.