Final Project: Podcast

For your final project, you will create a podcast in which you will play and discuss 6-8 songs of your choosing for an uninitiated listener (that is, a Bollywood novice). The podcast should be organized around a central analytical theme or question which you will elucidate through your song choices and discussion. You should be prepared to provide expert guidance to your listener and enable them to learn something through your podcast. In order to prepare for the podcast, you will create a detailed script; while not a formal essay, this written text will be the place to provide citations in...
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Essay 2 (Due 11.5.2016)

  Due: Send your essay to me via email before class on Thursday, 11/3 (aid24@cornell.edu) *Revised: The essay is due by Saturday, 11/5. Assignment How do Hindi films and film songs participate in constructing ideas of “the nation”? What forms of inclusion and exclusion, normalcy and deviance, are visually and musically narrated? Choosing one film, analyze the work of its songs in creating a narrative about the nation and nationalism. Drawing on the analytical themes and readings we have been discussing in class, consider how the film’s “song-track” supports, amplifies, and perhaps complicates the social and ideological themes of the movie. Your essay should...
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Listening Quiz Song List

For the listening quiz, you should know the name of the song, the singer(s), music director, approximate year, and be able to name something significant or distinctive about the song, based on the readings or our class discussions. “Didi, tera devar deewana” “Tujhe dekha yeh jaana sanam” “Chal chaiya chaiya” “Kehna hi kya” “Yeh dosti” “Piya tu ab to aa ja” “My name is Anthony Gonsalves” “Pardah hi pardah” “Jinhen naaz hai Hind par” “Duniya agar mil bhi jaye” “Koi sagar dil ko behlata nahin” “Unko yeh shikayyat hai” “Roop tera mastana” “Ghar aaya mera pardesi” (including whole song) “Lag...
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