The Storytelling of Bollywood

With 2.7 billion movie tickets purchased annually, Bollywood is the most widely consumed form of fiction in India. How has the industry used its reach? What themes has it imparted, both past and present? Join us as we explore Bollywood’s unique style of storytelling, from early film classics like “Mother India,” to more recent controversial films like “Padmaavat.”

Nita Prasad is Professor of History and Director of Asian Studies at Quinnipiac University. She has published on various aspects of Indian history, including women and the law, religious schisms, and the history of Bollywood.

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