By The Editors
30 January 2019
Readings on film and filmmaking in Southasia.
Photo: Flickr / Vivek Mukherjee
Some readings on films and filmmaking in Southasia from our archives as well as some recent publications.
Himal Founding Editor Kanak Mani Dixit writes on the popularity of Hindi films and Bollywood in Kathmandu. (September 2013)
Sinthujan Varatharajah on the anti-fundamentalist stance of the makers of Midnight’s Children and the production of the film in Sri Lanka. (October 2013)
Laxmi Murthy on the Bollywood hit ‘Padmaavat’, India’s anti-sati laws and the failure to confront misogyny. (May 2018)
A podcast interview with Zakir Thaver, the co-producer of ‘Salam’, a documentary on the Nobel-prize winning Pakistani physicist Abdus Salam. (January 2019)
A personal essay by poet Sridala Swami on the rituals of viewing, the audience and the use of technology in film. (October 2013)
Writer D B S Jeyaraj on the Dravidian school of Tamil cinema. (July 2000)
Mahdi Chowdhury looks back at Western critics’ cold reception of the filmmaker Satyajit Ray’s seminal work. (July 2018)
Filmmaker Gargi Sen on the under-resourced genre of documentary film and the boost it receives from film festivals in India and other parts of Southasia. (October 2013)