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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Annual Reception

Reception | September 6 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)


Institute for South Asia Studies


Please join us for our Annual Reception! Come meet the Center Staff and find out about our upcoming events.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Cinephiles, Fandoms, and Global Media Cultures: Indian Cinema from a Transcultural Perspective

Conference/Symposium | October 6 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 308 A Doe Library


​Usha Iyer, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies, Stanford University; Jayson Beaster-Jones, Associate Professor of Music in the Global Arts Studies Program, University of California, Merced; Ajay Gehlawat, Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Theatre, and Film, Sonoma State University; Ivy Mills, Lecturer in the History of Art Department, University of California, Berkeley; Rachael Hyland, Ph.D. Student in South Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley; Lailtha Gopalan, Associate Professor of Radio, Television, and Film at the University of Texas at Austin

Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Department of History of Art, Townsend Center for the Humanities


This roundtable addresses the transcultural nature of Indian cinema, both past and present. Following the liberalization of India’s economy in the early 1990s, histories of Indian cinema have either focused on the reception of Indian films vis-a-vis cosmopolitan constructions of South Asian diasporic subjectivities or have examined the ways in which an image of the nation has been constructed in...   More >

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Bollywood and Beyond: 3rd i's 15th Annual SF Int'l South Asian Film Festival

Film - Series: Chowdhury Center | November 9 – 18, 2017 every day with exceptions |  Screenings at different locations: November 9-12 (San Francisco) November 18 (Cupertino)


Institute for South Asia Studies, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies


The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies and the Institute for South Asia Studies at UC Berkeley cosponsor 3rd i's 15th Annual SF International South Asian Film Festival. (November 9-12 and November 18, 2017).

Friday, November 10, 2017

Bollywood and Beyond: 3rd i's 15th Annual SF Int'l South Asian Film Festival

Film - Series: Chowdhury Center | November 9 – 18, 2017 every day with exceptions |  Screenings at different locations: November 9-12 (San Francisco) November 18 (Cupertino)


Institute for South Asia Studies, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies


The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies and the Institute for South Asia Studies at UC Berkeley cosponsor 3rd i's 15th Annual SF International South Asian Film Festival. (November 9-12 and November 18, 2017).

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Bollywood and Beyond: 3rd i's 15th Annual SF Int'l South Asian Film Festival

Film - Series: Chowdhury Center | November 9 – 18, 2017 every day with exceptions |  Screenings at different locations: November 9-12 (San Francisco) November 18 (Cupertino)


Institute for South Asia Studies, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies


The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies and the Institute for South Asia Studies at UC Berkeley cosponsor 3rd i's 15th Annual SF International South Asian Film Festival. (November 9-12 and November 18, 2017).

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Bollywood and Beyond: 3rd i's 15th Annual SF Int'l South Asian Film Festival

Film - Series: Chowdhury Center | November 9 – 18, 2017 every day with exceptions |  Screenings at different locations: November 9-12 (San Francisco) November 18 (Cupertino)


Institute for South Asia Studies, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies


The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies and the Institute for South Asia Studies at UC Berkeley cosponsor 3rd i's 15th Annual SF International South Asian Film Festival. (November 9-12 and November 18, 2017).

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Bollywood and Beyond: 3rd i's 15th Annual SF Int'l South Asian Film Festival

Film - Series: Chowdhury Center | November 9 – 18, 2017 every day with exceptions |  Screenings at different locations: November 9-12 (San Francisco) November 18 (Cupertino)


Institute for South Asia Studies, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies


The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies and the Institute for South Asia Studies at UC Berkeley cosponsor 3rd i's 15th Annual SF International South Asian Film Festival. (November 9-12 and November 18, 2017).