Depictions of Disability in Bollywood

Sat May 30th 2020, 1:30pm
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 Depictions of Disability in Bollywood

Music. Song. Dance. This is what Bollywood means to so many. Yet in a genre so dominated by song and lip-syncing, how is deafness portrayed? How do standard forms of Hindi cinema shift when the protagonist is deaf? 


Join us on Saturday, May 30th at 1:30 pm PST for a discussion with Dr. Roanne Kantor, Assistant Professor of English. Drawing from clips from Barfi! and Koshish, Professor Kantor will discuss how the challenge of a deaf protagonist informs the dialogue, normative family structures, and song sequences of Bollywood films. Register at this link if you would like to attend.


This event is supported by the Bingham Fund for Innovation and is brought to you by the Program in Human Biology. Please contact Courtney Gao at with any inquiries.