Hindi Popular Songs
Discussion and analysis of popular songs from movies, folk, devotional, seasonal, and festival songs within their cultural context with attention to rhetoric and aesthetics.
Explore the world of Bollywood cinema through the energetic songs that define the genre in this 3-credit class. Students will listen to popular songs from Hindi-language movies, discuss their lyrics and cultural references, and discuss how they fit–or don't fit–into their movies. Songs will be selected from the films featured in the Spring 2024 HSTAS 317/ JSISA 317 History by Bollywood course.
Prerequisite: basic speaking and reading proficiency in Hindi
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