lunchtime poll #12: research on non-Indian fans of Bollywood
Hello friends. I'm posting a request from a graduate student in Chicago who is doing research on non-Desi fans of Bollywood. If you'd like to participate, keep reading to find a link to her survey and a way to get in touch with her!
Hi! I need help! I am a huge fan of Indian film (even though I have absolutely no South Asian heritage) and I am trying to write a Masters thesis on people like me, non-Desi fans of Indian film. I am hoping some of the readers here will fit that description and be willing to participate. I created a survey through google forms, you can find it here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1NWvq9RFRYdOYS83kUA5xyofyA0xuYmzlLwETETD_Lxw/viewform?usp=send_form
If you are willing to talk with me by email or skype in a little more detail, or if you have any questions about any of this, you can send me an email at mredlich.depaul [a]gmail.com.
And even if you don't respond, thanks for listening and participating in this community! I had a great time reading through Beth's old posts and everyone's old comments.(And if you've wondered why I categorize these posts as "lunchtime poll," click here.)
Josh Shaine suggested I write you about this....
Just finished watching THE ONE HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY, a..nice movie about culture clashes and the blending of cultures set in France - which as we know never EVER has any trouble with how it views its non-Caucasian/non-Catholic people, nor how those non-Caucasians/non-Catholics respond to the gentle ribbing of French humor!
You can guess how genuine to Indian culture a movie produced by Stephen Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey, directed by Lasse Hallström, based on a novel by a Portuguese writer raised in Switzerland, starring Englishwoman of Russian Ancestry Dame Helen Mirren as a French restauranteur, is - the Indian family, despite having Muslim names like "Hassan", "Mansur" and "Mahira", is as ecumenically desi as you can get!