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Portals and Platforms: Cultures of Entertainment in Digital India | April 19, 2019

10:00 am--3:00 pm | Friday, April 19, 2019

10th Floor, Weiser Hall

Sponsors: Center for South Asian Studies and the Global Media Studies Initiative at the University of Michigan

10:00 am Welcome and Introductory Remarks, Will Glover, Director, Center for South Asian Studies

10:05 am-10:30 am Media Entertainment in Digital India, Tupur Chatterjee and Aswin Punathambekar

10:30 am-12:00 pm Panel 1

Tejaswini Ganti
Finding and Creating that 'Local Connect':The Centrality of Audiovisual Translation in Contemporary Entertainment Media in India

Meheli Sen
Between Bollywood and a Hard Place: Gender and Politics in Indian Web Series

Sriram Mohan
Platforming The Regional: Satire, Streaming Video and Everyday Politics in South India

Chair and moderator:

1:00 pm-2:15 pm Panel 2

Paromita Vohra

Ankur Khanna

Chair and moderator: Aswin Punathambekar

3:00 pm-6:00 pm: Film Screening at Michigan Theater

Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota (The Man Who Feels No Pain), 2019

6:00-6:30 pm: Q & A with Ankur Khanna, Producer, RSVP Films & Paromita Vohra, documentary filmmaker