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South Asia Documentaries at the Van Pelt Library

Penn faculty and students can request these materials for viewing from our main circulation desk. For more information on library policies, please visit the following site: http://www.library.upenn.edu/collections/videos/video-collections.html.

For non-Penn individuals, the documentaries are available through the Van Pelt Interlibrary loan services. Please contact your library's interlibrary loan office for borrowing arrangements.

For further information about this collection, please contact Brian Vivier, Interim South Asia Studies Librarian, (215) 898-3412.

For a list of these titles by subject, click here.

Title: 2000 years of freedom and honor the Cochin Jews of India
Author: Spector, Johanna L.; Ergo Media Inc.
Year: 1997
City: [Teaneck? NJ]
Publisher: Ergo Media
Media Type: 1 videocassette (80 min.)
Call Number: DS135.I62 T96 1997

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Title: Afghanistan exporting the Taliban revolution
Author: Corcoran, Mark; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Year: 1999
City: Princeton, NJ
Publisher: Films for the Humanities & Sciences
Media Type: 1 videocassette (24 min.)
Summary: "In Afghanistan, the Taliban militant Sunni fundamentalists schooled in Pakistan have taken over almost all of the country. Will their Jihad spread to the Sunni minority of Iran, igniting a rebellion against that country's Shiite government? Or will Iran strike first, through the Shiite minority living in Afghanistan? This report, filmed by the first crew to enter Afghanistan after America's anti-terrorists air strikes in 1998, takes a firsthand look at the results and implications of the escalating tensions between Afghanistan and its neighbors."--Container.
Call Number: DS371.3 .A32 1999

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Title: Aftershocks the rough guide to democracy
Author: Sharma, Rakesh; Associated Cinema and Television.
Year: 2002
City: India
Publisher: Associated Cinema and Television
Media Type: 1 videocassette (66 min.)
Summary: The film tells how the Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation (GMDC) used the Kutch earthquake of Jan. 26, 2001 to disposess the local villagers of their lignite rich land under the guise of giving aid. The film shows how the corporation works with and through the state, an example of the corporatization of democracy in India.
Call Number: HC437.G85 A38 2002

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Title: Ahmedabad
Author: Spodek, Howard; Sweenie, James; University of Wisconsin--Madison. Center for South Asian Studies. Film Distribution Office.; QED Enterprises.
Year: 1990
City: [Madison, WI
Publisher: Film Distribution Office Center for South Asian Studies University of Wisconsin
Media Type: 1 videocassette (ca. 25 min.)
Summary: Presents the effects of industrialization on the social and economic conditions in the city of Ahmedabad, India.
Call Number: HC437.A445 A486 1990

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Title: Amir an Afghan refugee musician's life in Peshawar, Pakistan
Author: Baily, John; Derrick, Wayne; Amir; Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland.; National Film and Television School (Great Britain); Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
Year: 1985
City: [Watertown, Mass.]
Publisher: Documentary Educational Resources
Media Type: 1 videorecording
Summary: Depicts the life and musical activities of Amir Mohammad, a refugee from Herat, Afghanistan living in Peshawar, Pakistan.
 

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Title: Amrit beeja The eternal seed
Author: Dewan, Meera; Shiva, Vandana; Mudgal, Shubha; SouthView Productions.; Women Make Movies (Firm)
Year: 1996
City: New York, NY
Publisher: Women Make Movies
Media Type: 1 videocassette (43 min.)
Summary: Rural peasants protest Green Revolution, preferring the traditional methods of farming. The film is comparing the practices of woman who consider seeds sacred with multinational companies' use of sterilized hybrids.
Call Number: HD2072 .A67 1996

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Title: Artisans of Tamil Nadu
Author: Hariharan, K.; Bioscope (Firm)
Year: 1996
City: Chennai
Publisher: The Bioscope
Media Type: 1 videocassette (60 min.)
Summary: This documentary features five different groups of artisans in the Southern part of Tamil Nadu. It narrates the methods by which they make their art-wares and the various problems they face in the marketing of their products.
Call Number: N7303.T35 A67 1996

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Title: Baldia home schools Filling gaps in education
Author: Syed, Raana; UNICEF Pakistan.; Pakistan. Ministry of Education.; Pakistan. Commission on National Education
City: [Islamabad], Pakistan
Publisher: Unicef
Media Type: 1 videocassette (15 min.)
Summary: Documentary on the working of home schools, run on self-help basis, in different suburbs of Karachi.
Call Number: LA1157 .F55 1990z

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Title: Bali umar ko salaam Bal*i umara ko sal*ama : a celebration of adolescence
Author: Mukherjee, Chandita; Nevatia, Smriti; Gopalan, Anjali; Narayanan, K.; Comet Media Foundation.
Year: 1998
City: Mumbai, India
Publisher: Comet Media Foundation
Media Type: 1 videocassette (73 min.)
Summary: A televised workshop in India with a faciliator and adolescents engaged in discussions and role playing to promote the development of communication strategies in the area of sexuality and reproductive health.
Call Number: HQ60.7.I5 B35 1998

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Title: Bangladesh : microcredit
Author: Robertson, John C.; World Neighbors (Organization)
Year: 1994
Series Title: The quiet revolution
City: Oklahoma City
Publisher: Distributed by World Neighbors
Media Type: 1 videocassette (ca. 26 min.)
Summary: Documentary about the Grameen Bank and its small loans to landless women in Bangladesh. About 1.2 million families have thereby been aided, with a return rate of 98%.
Call Number: HG178.33.B3 B36 1994

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Title: Bangladesh nationhood--symbols and shadows
Author: Elder, Joseph W.; Binford, Mira Reym; Camerini, Michael; University of Wisconsin--Madison. Center for South Asian Studies. Film Distribution Office.
Year: 1990
Series Title: Contemporary South Asia
City: Madison, WI
Publisher: Film Distribution Office Center for South Asian Studies
Media Type: 1 videocassette (49 min.)
Summary: A documentary on the struggle of the new nation of Bangladesh to define itself. Reveals, through a series of interviews with peasants, students, businessmen, and religious and political leaders, those conflicts within Bangladesh society that both defined and limited Sheikh Mujib's years in power.
Call Number: DS395.7.M9 B38 1990

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Title: Baraka A world beyond words
Author: Fricke, Ron; Magidson, Mark; Nicholas, Genevieve; Nicholas, Constantine; Stearns, Michael; Aubrey, David E.; Green, Bob
Year: 2001
City: [Oak Forest, IL]
Publisher: MPI Home Video
Media Type: 1 videodisc (104 min.)
Edition: Special collector's ed ; widescreen anamorphic version.
Summary: Photographed, without narrative, on 6 continents in 24 countries including Tanzania, China, Brazil, Japan and Nepal together with major U.S. and European locales, this film captures the planet's glories and violent calamities, as it tells the story of man's diversity and his impact on the world.
Call Number: GF51 .B372 2001

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Title: Bearing the heat mother goddess worship in south India
Author: Oldham, Kristin; University of Wisconsin--Madison. Center for South Asia.
Year: 1994
City: Madison, WI
Publisher: University of Wisconsin--Madison Center for South Asia
Media Type: 1 videocassette (45 min.)
Summary: Documents the mother goddess worship in south India.
Call Number: BL325.M6 B43 1994

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Title: Before it's too late the making of an environmental docu-drama
Author: Pasha, Shireen; Munn*u, Bh a i; *Al*i, Abid; Lasharee, N. M.; Filmmakers Ltd. (Lahore Pakistan)
Year: 1992
City: Lahore, Pakistan
Publisher: The Filmmakers
Media Type: 1 videocassette (57 min.)
Summary: The story of a small fishing community on the bank of river Indus, where fishing and boating culture has been practice for centuries. Describes the effect of environmental changes on traditional society.
Call Number: GE190.P18 B44 1992

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Title: Behold a saint The life of Saint Gregorios of Parumala
Author: Kalpakavadi, Cherian; Chandanappally, Samuel; Mar Gregorios Orthodox Christian Student Movement.
Year: 1994
City: Kottayam, Kerala India
Publisher: Audio Visual & Communications Division Mar Gregorios Orthodox Christian Student Movement
Media Type: 1 videocassette (55 min.)
Summary: "The amazing story of the man who almost became a legend in his own lifetime, Saint Geevarghese Mar Gregorios of Parumala (1848-1902)."--Container.
Call Number: BX395.G715 B44 1994

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Title: Being Muslim in India
Author: Elder, Joseph W.; Camerini, Michael; MacDonald, James; University of Wisconsin--Madison. Center for South Asian Studies. Film Distribution Office.
Year: 1990
City: Madison, WI
Publisher: Film Distribution Office Center for South Asian Studies
Media Type: 1 videocassette (ca. 42 min.)
Summary: Presents Islam and the Quran as seen through the lives and perspective of families and individuals in India.
Call Number: DS432.M84 B45 1990

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Title: Bhisham Sahni Looking at myself
Author: Sahni, Bhisham; Kudhyadi, Nandan; Singh, Madan Gopal; Mohan, Reena; Sharma, Chetan; Sahitya Akademi.
Year: 2001
City: New Delhi, India
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi
Media Type: 1 videocassette
Summary: Documentary on the life and work of the indic author, Bhisham Sahni. Also includes the author reading from his works and an interview.
Call Number: PK2098.S2324 Z55 2001

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Title: Bhopal the second tragedy
Author: Tully, Mark; Walia, Sunandan; Yugesh, Walia; Faux, Steven; Network First (Firm); Endboard Productions Ltd.; Films for the Humanities (Firm); ITV (Firm); Carlton Television.
Year: 1995
City: England
Princeton, NJ
Publisher: Carlton Television ;
Films for the Humanities & Sciences distributor
Media Type: 1 videocassette (60 min.)
Summary: More than ten years after "the world's biggest chemical disaster," there remain unresolved serious issues of unpaid damages, legal accountability, environmental reform and institutional failure on the part of Union Carbide, the chemical industry and Indian governments.
Call Number: HD7269.C452 I5229 1995

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Title: Bizarre expeditions [videorecording] : East of Bombay : Wheels across India
Author: Denis, Armand; Roosevelt, Leila; Moviecraft Inc.
Year: 1993
Series Title: TV's magic memories
City: Orland Park , IL
Publisher: Moviecraft
Media Type: 1 videocassette (60 min.)
Summary: 'Wheels across India' is chiefly footage shot in Burma in 1939, of giant irrigation wheels, teak foresting, elephant training, and snake deities. 'East of Bombay' is footage, probably from the same expedition, shot in India and Ceylon (Sri Lanka).
Call Number: DS413 .B59 1993

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Title: Blue collar and Buddha a documentary
Author: Siegel, Taggart; Johnston, Kati; Filmakers Library Inc.; Siegel Productions.
Year: 1987
City: [Chicago, Ill.]
New York, N.Y
Publisher: Siegel Productions ;
Filmakers Library [distributors]
Media Type: 1 videocassette (57 min.)
Summary: Documentary; culture clash encountered by Laotian refugees in Rockford, Illinois. Focuses on workshop services at the Rockford Laotian Buddhist Temple, personal narratives of the bombing of the Temple, and interviews with the citizens of Rockford, working-class neighbors who resent Laotian economic gains and who view their Buddhism with hostility.
 

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Title: The Blue highway trade routes across the sea
Author: Mitchell, Keith; Walsh, Brian; Robinson, Sebastian; Cuyvers, Luc; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Year: 1990
Series Title: Blue revolution ; 3
City: Princeton, NJ
Publisher: Films for the Humanities and Sciences
Media Type: 1 videocassette (26 min.)
Summary: Traces the history of sea-borne commerce in the Orient: the Portuguese in the 16th century in Macao and Japan; the Dutch and the Dutch East India company in the 17th century; the rise and fall of Shanghai and Cochin; the consequences of opening the Suez Canal.
Call Number: HF3752 .B58 1990

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Title: Bollywood and beyond
Author: O'Brien, Maureen; Withall, Keith; Gandhy, Behroze; Kabir, Nasreen; Sawnkey, Cary Rajinder; British Film Institute. Education Dept.
Year: 2002
City: London
Publisher: British Film Institute
Media Type: 1 videocassette (ca. 65 min.) + teaching guide (1 CD-ROM 4 3/4 in.)
Summary: Documentary on the history and the changing cultural contexts of Indian cinema, with film clips and commentary.
Call Number: PN1993.5.I48 B65 2002

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Title: Bombay eunuch
Author: Shiva, Alexandra; MacDonald, Sean; Gucovsky, Michelle; Gidalya Pictures.
Year: 2001
City: New York, NY
Publisher: Gidalya Pictures
Media Type: 1 videocassette (71 min.)
Summary: A group of hijras or eunuchs is followed in Bombay. Meena, the leader of the group, discusses their situation in India.
Call Number: HQ449 .B66 2001

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Title: Bombay, a myth shattered
Author: Setalvad, Teesta; Pesh-Iman, Ghulam
Year: 1993
City: Bombay
Publisher: Teesta Setalvad
Media Type: 1 videocassette (25 min.)
Summary: Narrative documentary about the riots in Bombay in December 1992-January 1993. Highlights interviews with people in Bombay, and the police.
Call Number: HV6485.I52 B65 1993

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Title: Bua bhatiji
Author: Cakradhara, A. soka; Cakradhara, B. age sr i; Garga, Mukesa; Society for Participatory Research in Asia.; E.B.S. Philmsa Pra. Li.
Year: 1999
City: New Delhi, India
Publisher: E.B.S. Philmsa Pra. Li.
Media Type: 2 videocassettes
Summary: This five part video film is designed as learning material for women teachers and women's group engaged in income-generating activities.
Call Number: HQ1240.5.I4 B83 1999

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Title: Buddha and the rice-planters songs and drums of Sri Lanka
Author: Bhattacharya, Deben; Denshaw, Denny; Jayasinghe, Gamini; Bose, Jhorna; Graham, Dick; Sussex Tapes (Firm); Audio-Forum (Firm)
Year: 1992
Series Title: Music and society
City: London
Guilford, CT
Publisher: Sussex Tapes ;
[distributed by] Audio-Forum
Media Type: 1 videocassette (27 min.)
Summary: In the 3rd century B.C. Sinhalese village life, folklore, religious rites, sculpture, painting, music and dance, became wholly integrated with Buddhism and remains so today. Villagers are seen cultivating and harvesting their rice fields, accompanied by songs and dances.
Call Number: DS489.15 .B92 1992

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Title: Buddhism the great wheel of being
Author: Tusell, Felix; Rau, Mercedes S.; Franco, Ricardo; Estela Films.; Audiovisuales Nebli (Firm); Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Year: 2000
Series Title: Cenizas en el rio = Ashes in the river ; 4
City: Princeton, NJ
Publisher: Films for the Humanities & Sciences
Media Type: 1 videocassette (52 min.)
Summary: This program presents the tenets and history of the belief system founded on the teachings of Buddha as practiced in Sikkim, tucked between Nepal and Bhutan and Darjeeling, located in an adjoining district of West Bengal. A discussion of the Four Noble Truths, including the Eightfold Path, sheds light on the practice of Buddhism in these regions while ancient monuments testify to the enduring nature of the religion.
 

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Title: Calcutta
Author: Malle, Louis; Kastner, Elliott; New York Film Annex.
City: New York, NY
Publisher: New York Film Annex
Media Type: 1 videocassette (99 min.)
Summary: Documentary film of the minute details of individual lives and situations of poverty in the overpopulated and impoverished city of Calcutta.
Call Number: DS468.C2 C122 1990z

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Title: The chanting lama
Author: Bhattacharya, Deben; Bose, Jhorna; Rees, David; Open End Theater.; Audio-Forum (Firm)
Year: 1992
Series Title: Music and society series
City: London
Guilford, Connecticut
Publisher: Sussex Tapes ;
Audio-Forum [distributor]
Media Type: 1 videocassette (31 min.)
Summary: Conveys the ritual dance and music of Tibetan monks exiled in Northern India against a backdrop of religious painting, sculpture and architecture.
 

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Title: The children we sacrifice
Author: Poore, Grace; Women Make Movies (Firm); SHaKTI Productions.
Year: 2000
City: [Silver Spring, MD
New York
Publisher: SHaKTI Productions] ;
Distributed by Women Make Movies
Media Type: 1 videocassette (60 min., 54 sec.)
Summary: Shot in India, Sri Lanka, Canada and the United States, this documentary is about incestuous sexual abuse of the South Asian girl child. By interweaving survivors' narratives, included the producer's own story, with interviews with South Asian mental health professionals, and with statistical information, as well as poetry and art, "The Children We Sacrifice" discloses the many layers of a subject traditionally shrouded in secrecy. Insights into the far-reaching psychological, social and cultural consequences of insest are accompanied by assessments of strategies that have helped adult women cope with childhood trauma.
Call Number: HV6570 .C55 2000

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Title: A classroom conversation with a Zoroastrian priest
Author: Kotwal, Firoze M. P.; Boyd, James W.; Colorado State University. Office of Instructional Services.
Year: 1992
City: Fort Collins, Colo.
Publisher: Colorado State University Office of Instructional Services
Media Type: 1 videocassette (48 min.)
Summary: In 1987 Dastur Firoze Kotwal was interviewed at Colorado State, with James Boyd as moderator.
Call Number: BL1571 .C537 1992

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Title: Clive of India
Author: Griffith, Kenneth; O'Grady, Timothy; Pearce, Michel; Channel Four (Great Britain); Tempest Films.
City: [England?]
Publisher: Naval & Military Video
Media Type: 1 videocassette (ca. 60 min.)
Summary: Beautifully photographed documentary on the life and career of Robert Clive.
Call Number: DS471 .C558 1990z

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Title: Coastline of Pakistan the hidden dimension
Author: An*s*ar*i, A. zmat; Shah, Agha Tariq Ali; Pakistan Television Corporation.
City: Karachi, PK
Publisher: PTV Production
Media Type: 1 videocassette (24 min.)
Summary: Documentary explores the coast of Pakistan, traveling along Baluchistan and Sind, and examines issues affecting the coastline.
Call Number: DS392.B24 C63 1990z

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Title: The Conquest of Everest
Author: MacNeice, Louis; Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain).; Alpine Club (London England).; London Films.; Hollywood's Attic (Firm).
Year: 1996
City: Burbank, Calif.
Publisher: Hollywood's Attic
Media Type: 1 videocassette (78 min.)
Summary: Documentary record of Edmund Hillary and company's triumphant Mount Everst expedition. Chronicles the history of the mountain and previous attempts to reach its summit.
Call Number: GV199.44.E85 C66 1996

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Title: The courtesans of Bombay a secret world of sensuality and seduction
Author: Merchant, Ismail; Ivory, James; Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer; Jaffrey, Saeed; Segal, Zohra; Samar, Kareem; Merchant Ivory Productions.; Buena Vista Home Video (Firm)
Series Title: Films of Merchant Ivory
City: Burbank, CA
Publisher: Buena Vista Home Video
Media Type: 1 videocassette (71 min)
Summary: A documentary film about the Bombay community called Pavan Pool with the sprawling compound where young girls learn the art of seduction. There are no palaces, no maharajas, except the men who can pay for their pleasure.
Call Number: HQ240.B6 C68 1990z

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Title: Cultural heritage of Pakistan architecture
Author: Abbas, Baber; Babar, Mansur; Khalid, M. Saifullah; Pakistan. Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
Year: 1999
City: Islamabad, Pakistan
Publisher: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Directorate of Films & Publications Govt. of Pakistan
Media Type: 1 videocassette
Call Number: NA1507.P3 C85 1999

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Title: Dadi and her family
Author: University of Wisconsin--Madison. South Asian Area Center.
Year: 1990
City: Madison
Publisher: Film Distribution Office Center for South Asian Studies
Media Type: 1 videocassette (45 min.)
Summary: Focuses on a grandmother in a Jat farm family in Haryana, her views on changing values in the family and changing times.
Call Number: HQ1742 .D23 1990

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Title: Dadi's family
Author: Camerini, Michael; PBS Video.; Worldview Productions.; Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
Year: 1981
City: Watertown, MA
Publisher: Documentary Educational Resources
Media Type: 1 videocassette (58 min.)
Summary: Presents an intimate portrait of several generations of women in a village family in India. Focuses on a grandmother in a Jat farm family in Haryana, and gives her viewpoint as well as those of her daughters-in-law. Tells how they perceive their various roles, enjoy the benefits of family life, and cope with family crises and with changing society at large.
Call Number: HQ1742 .D32 1981

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Title: Darubrahma "Wooden Lord", Jagannatha's recreation in Puri, India
Author: Gupta, Sudheer; Sethi, Bankim; Sarjana Films.; University of Wisconsin--Madison. Center for South Asia.
Year: 1997
City: Madison, Wis.
Publisher: Center for South Asia University of Wisconsin
Media Type: 1 videocassette (43 min.)
Summary: Examines the Hindu deity Jagannatha and the temple dedicated to him in the holy city of Puri, India.
Call Number: BL1225.J3 D33 1997

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Title: Daughters of the veil
Author: Griffiths, Steven; Asian Development Bank.
Year: 1997
City: Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines
Publisher: Asian Development Bank
Media Type: 1 videocassette (11 min., 8 sec.)
Summary: In Pakistan, three out of four women cannot read or write. This video shows how education is helping four young women develop their potential.
Call Number: LC2330

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Title: David Sassoon the great philanthropist, a documentary
Author: Bhende, Nandu; Bhende, Asha; Organisation for Educational Resources and Technological Training India.
City: Mumbai, India
Publisher: ORT India
Media Type: 1 videocassette (19 min. 25 sec.)
Summary: "This film depicts the life and work of David Sassoon, the Jewish merchant originally from Bagdad, who adopted India as his homeland. His keen business sense earned his family the distinction of being known as "The Rothchild of the East."-- Container.
Call Number: HC432.5.S37 Z737 1990z

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Title: Descendants Nehru, or Tomorrow India
Author: Firedman, Serge; Vicas, Victor; Coty & Company.; Hollywood's Attic (Firm)
Year: 1996
City: Burbank, Calif.
Publisher: Hollywood's Attic
Media Type: 1 videocassette (ca. 60 min.)
Summary: Pandit Motilal Nehru works for India's independence after World War I. His son, Jawaharlal, becomes Prime Minister after World War II and the film centers on him and his immediate family and friends, discussing his further work on the government and the economic development of India. His daughter, Mrs. Indira Gandhi, the present leader, and her sons, discuss the future of India.
Call Number: DS481.N4 D47 1970

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Title: Desi remix Chicago style
Author: Dhenjan, Balvinder; Mudan, Maneet; Newsreel (Firm)
Year: 1996
City: New York, NY
Publisher: Third World Newsreel
Media Type: 1 videocassette (ca. 47 min.)
Summary: This documentary follows three very different Punjabi bands and their attempts to use their music as a bridge between the competing cultural influences of India and America. They face and deal with racism, look for role models and confront politics, history, religion, and their own multiple heritages.


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Title: Do bigha zamin
Author: Roy, Bimal; Sahani, Balraj; Roy, Nirupa; Kumar, Ratan; Kumar, Meena; Choudhury, Salil; Yash Raj Films.
Year: 2000
Series Title: Forever classics
City: London ; New York
Publisher: Yash Raj Films
Media Type: 1 videodisc (124 min.)
Summary: Peasant-landlord melodrama, in which small landowner tries to work off debt in Calcutta.
Call Number: PN1997

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Title: Don't fence me in
Author: Sikand, Nandini; Sikand, Krishna; Maltese Cross Productions.; Women Make Movies (Firm)
Year: 1998
City: New York, NY
Publisher: Women Make Movies [distributor]
Media Type: 1 videocassette (55 min.)
Summary: Documents the story of the life of Krishna Sikand, the filmmaker's mother, from childhood to maturity. Krishna's personal narrative is highlighted by her letters to her daughter and the poems which serve as milestones in her life.
Call Number: HQ1742.S543 Z46 1998

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Title: The dynasty the Nehru-Gandhi story
Author: Anderson, Mark; Bruce, Charles; Hootkins, William; PBS Home Video.; WGBH Educational Foundation.; British Broadcasting Corporation.; Studio Canal+.; Brook Associates.
Year: 1997
City: [S.l.]
Publisher: Distributed by PBS Home Video
Media Type: 2 videocassettes (180 min.)
Summary: This story documents the Nehru family's ties of blood, sacrifice and power, and chronicles the life work of Mahatma Gandhi.
Call Number: DS481.A1 D96 1997

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Title: The Effect of TV on culture in India
Author: Lawson, Simon; Moon, Kate; British Broadcasting Corporation.; Open University.; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Year: 1998
City: Princeton, NJ
Publisher: Films for the Humanities & Sciences
Media Type: 1 videocassette (30 min.)
Summary: "This program focuses on the cultural effects of television broadcasting in India. It examines the rapid rise of satellite TV and cable channels and discusses their role in altering Indian perceptions of caste, class, and gender. Interviews with Indian academics and representatives from TV and film are combined with specific information on TV viewing habits in urban and rural locations in India."--Container.
Call Number: HE8700.9.I5 E44 1998

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Title: Everything is relatives
Author: Dakowski, Bruce; Singer, Andri; Films for the Humanities (Firm); Central Independent Television.
Year: 1990
Series Title: Pioneers of social anthropology
City: Princeton, NJ
Publisher: Films for the Humanities & Sciences
Media Type: 1 videocassette (52 min.)
Summary: Explores the life and career of William Halse Rivers, focusing on the development of the "genealogical method", a close analysis of biological and social kinship, which he explored among the Torres Straits Islanders, the Toda people of southern India, and in Melanesia.
Call Number: GN21.R53 E84 1990

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Title: Evolution of a yogi
Author: Ram, Dass; Hartley, Elda; Hartley, Irving; Johnson, Thomas; Hartley Productions.; Hartley Film Foundation.
Year: 1970
Series Title: Wisdom across the ages
City: Cos Cob, Conn.
Publisher: Hartley Film Foundation
Media Type: 1 videocassette (28 min.)
Summary: Shows the transformatin of Richard Alpert, former professor of psychology at Harvard who was removed for LSD experimentation, from hippie to holy man. Shows his present life as teacher and disciple.
Call Number: BL624 .E96 1970

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Title: Father, son and holy war
Author: Patwardhan, Anand; First Run/Icarus Films.
Year: 1994
City: New York
Publisher: First Run/Icarus Films
Media Type: 2 videocassettes (120 min.)
Summary: "Examines the connection between religion, violence and male identity in India today and explores the possibility that a key to the psychology of violence aginst "the enemy" lies in male insecurity, itself an inevitable product of the very construction of 'manhood'"--Videocassette container.
Call Number: HQ1090.7.I4 F28 1994

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Title: Fear is the master
Author: Speculum Arcana.; Jeremiah Films Inc.
Year: 1995
City: Hemet, CA
Publisher: Jeremiah Films
Media Type: 1 videocassette (60 min.)
Summary: "This explosive film draws shocking comparisons between Adolph Hitler, Jim Jones and Rajneesh, the disco sex guru. It documents his flight from India to the ruthless takeover of a town in Oregon."
Call Number: BP605.R342 F43 1995

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Title: The Fifth schedule
Author: Azam, Shaibani; Jayasankar, K. P.; Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Audio Visual Unit.
Year: 1988
City: Bombay, India
Publisher: Audio Visual Unit Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Media Type: 1 videocassette (44 min.)
Summary: A discussion of the effects of the intrusion of non-tribals into tribal habitat in the Godavari districts in Andhra Pradesh which has resulted in large scale alienation of tribal land, deforestation, and ecological degredation. Also examines the initiatives for development, both by governmental and voluntary sources.
Call Number: HD879.A55 F54 1988

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Title: Fishers of men feature documentary
Author: Kamath, Ranjan; Rao, Padmavathi; RKO Moving Media.
Year: 1997
City: Bombay
Publisher: RKO Moving Media
Media Type: 1 videocassette (117 min.)
Summary: A documentary featuring the re-conversion of Christian tribals to Hinduism as well as the violence towards missionaries and Christian tribal youth in India. In the absence of dialogue between Hindu revivalists and Christian tribals, this feature length documentary represents an effort to understand how the two communities will co-exist within a secular Indian fabric.
Call Number: BR128.H5 F57 1997

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Title: Folk Pakistan
Author: Nayyar, Adam; Ulla, Naseem; UNESCO; National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage.
City: Islamabad, Pakistan
Publisher: Lok Virsa
Media Type: 1 videocassette
Summary: Art festival, music and traditional puppet theatre in Pakistan.
Call Number: GR303 .F65 1980z

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Title: Forest managers of Hindu Kush Himalaya
Author: Basnet, Dhruba; Mainali, Mohan; Amtzis, Judith; Limbu, Ramyata; International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development.; Nepal Forum of Environmental Journalists.
Year: 1998
City: Kathmandu, Nepal
Publisher: Nepal Forum of Environmental Journalists
Media Type: 1 videocassette (ca. 40 min.)
Summary: Coverage of an environmental protection program for the forests of the Hindu Kush region of the Himalayas.
Call Number: QH77.H56 F67 1998

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Title: The Fourth stage
Author: Kuepferle, Paul L.; Thompson, David M.; France, Peter; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; Educational Communications inc.; Contemporary Civilizations of South Asia Films Project.; University of Wisconsin--Madison. Center for South Asian Studies.
Year: 1984
City: Madison, WI
Publisher: University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for South Asia
Media Type: 1 videocassette (36 min.)
Summary: Documentary about a retired Indian journalist, E.R. Seturam, who is considering whether to embark on an ancient Hindu quest for self-realization through the fourth stage of life (sannyasa). Accompanies Seturam as he discusses his possible decision with colleagues, family members, other sannyasins, and holy men throughout India.
Call Number: BL1215.S34 F68 1984

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Title: From the diary of a genetic counsellor
Author: Monteiro, Anjali; Jayasankar, K. P.; Monteiro, Nicola; Mane, Purnima; Ambiye, Vasudha; Nadkar, Pravin; Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Unit for Extra Mural Studies.; Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Audio Visual Unit.
Year: 1991
City: Bombay, India
Publisher: Audio Visual Unit Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Media Type: 1 videocassette (30 min.)
Summary: The program takes up two cases of Down's Syndrome with different genetic profiles (Trisomy 21 and Translocation 14-21) and traces the counseling process involved in each case. The aim is to highlight counseling strategies in India that could be adopted to help clients come to terms and deal with the disorder.
Call Number: RA530.I5 F76 1991

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Title: From zero the documentary
Author: Cage, John; Scheffer, Frank; Lee, Ton van der; Ives Ensemble.; Allegri Films.; AVRO Holland.; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Year: 1999
City: Princeton, N.J.
Publisher: Films for the Humanities & Sciences
Media Type: 1 videocassette (51 min.)
Summary: This program provides a unique opportunity to see the late John Cage discuss favorite subjects such as harmony, chance, and the purpose of music; recount biographical anecdotes; and describe the influence of Marcel Duchamp, Finnegans Wake, and Zen Buddhism on his compositions.
 

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Title: The great Moghuls
Author: Gascoigne, Bamber; Barton, Nicholas; Rae, Douglas; Landmark Films.
Year: 1986
City: Falls Church, VA
Publisher: Landmark Films
Media Type: 6 videocassettes (ca. 30 min. each)
Summary: "This elaborate documentary series tells the dramatic story of the rise of the Moghul Empire. Over six generations, father to son, they captured, consolidated and profoundly influenced control of the vast sub-continent of India"--Container.
Call Number: DS461 .G7223 1986

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Title: Hajari Bhand of Rajasthan Jester without court
Author: Emigh, Ulrike; Emigh, John; Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
Year: 1985
City: Watertown, MA
Publisher: Documentary Educational Resources
Media Type: 1 videocassette (40 min.)
Summary: Hajari Bhand of Chittogarh, Rajasthan, is renowned in the nearby courts, villages and towns of Mewar for his skills as a "Bahurupiya" - a wandering mimic performing mostly comic routines. Bhands were popular entertainers in times of kings and ruler of India. Wandering mimics such as Hajari Bhand perform their routines in the streets, courtyards, and marketplaces of Rajasthan.
Call Number: PN2885.R34 H35 1985

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Title: Het Oog boven de put The eye above the well
Author: Keuken, Johan van der; Dop, Jan; Lely, Noshka van der; Ikon Televisie.; International Film Circuit (Firm); Westdeutscher Rundfunk.
Year: 1988
City: [New York, N.Y.
Publisher: International Film Circuit Inc : distributed through WinStar Cinema
Media Type: 1 videocassette (94 min.)
Summary: Depicts life and ritual in Kerala, India. Illustrates the passing of knowledge within the family, through society and from teachers to their students.
Call Number: DS421 .E93 1988

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Title: The hidden story a quest for women's unrecorded history
Author: Jhingan, Shika; Mazumdar, Ranjani; Women Make Movies (Firm)
Year: 1995
City: New Delhi, India
New York, N.Y.
Publisher: R. Mazumdar and S. Jhingan ;
[distributed by] Women Make Movies
Media Type: 1 videocassette (58 min.)
Summary: Explores the multiple roles of women in rural India through the stories of four peasant women from different parts of the country, who narrate their stories of struggle, hardship, and collective achievement.
Call Number: HQ1742 .H53 1995

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Title: Himalayan herders
Author: Bishop, John Melville; Bishop, Naomi Hawes; Media Generation (Firm); Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
Year: 1997
City: Watertown, MA
Publisher: Documentary Educational Resources
Media Type: 1 videocssette (76 min.)
Summary: An intimate portrait of a temple-village in the Yolmo valley of Central Nepal where Tibetan Buddhists consult shamans, married life begins by kidnapping the bride, and the nearest road is two days walk away. Provides rich material for examining gender, culture change, religion, pastoralism, South Asia, and cultural ecology and economics of mountain populations.
Call Number: GN635.N425 B582 1997

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Title: Hindu ascetics
Author: Kirchner, Gottfried; Thiem, Eberhard; Lippert, Helga; Peik, Arno; Elshaw, Keith; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Year: 1994
City: Princeton, NJ
Publisher: Films for the Humanities & Sciences
Media Type: 1 videocassette
Summary: A documentary illustrating the rituals and practices of Hindu religious devotees, including ecstatic dancing, meditation, and mind-over-body feats designed to develop the power of concentration.
Call Number: BL1202 .H525 1994

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Title: Hinduism and the song of God A modern interpretation of the Bhagavad Gita
Author: Hartley, Elda; Gould, Gordon; Hartley Productions.; Hartley Film Foundation.
Series Title: Films for a new age
City: Westport, CT
Publisher: Hartley Film Foundation
Media Type: 1 videocassette (30 min.)
Summary: Introduces the philosophy and religion of Hinduism, emphasizing the concepts of self-realization as expressed in the Bhagavad gita. Deals with purpose in life, the four yogas, the law of Karma, and the four stages of life.
Call Number: BL1138.66 .H56 1990z

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Title: Holy holy holy an educative film explaning, the Holy Qurbana
Author: George, K. M.; Kuruvilla, Philip; Kalpakavadi, Cherian; MEGOCSM of India.
Year: 1995
City: Kottayam, India
Publisher: The Audio-Visual & Communications Division of the Mar Gregorios Orthodox Christian Student Movement (MEGOCSM of India)
Media Type: 1 videocassette (ca. 150 min.)
Summary: "The film retains the sanctity and mystery of the Holy Eucharist while educating and yet communicates to the viewer the depth of oriental orthodoxy and the richness of eastern spirituality."--Container.
Call Number: BX357 .H65 1995

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Title: How a Hindu worships at the home shrine
Author: Smith, H. Daniel; Syracuse University. Center for Instructional Communications.
Year: 1969
Series Title: Hindu religion film series
City: [Syracuse]
Publisher: Center for Instructional Communications Syracuse University
Media Type: 18 min.
Summary: Shows a typical, middleclass Br*ahmin, assisted by his wife, as he performs his morning rites of worship (grh*arcana) at the home shrine. Portrays the role of domestic worship routines in devotional Hinduism, and suggests a rationale to explain why temple-oriented worship occupies a place of secondary importance for many Hindu theists. Filmed within the Tengalai br*ahmin community of Sr*ivaisnavas.
Call Number: BL1226.2 .H69 1969

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Title: India after independence
Author: Visnews Productions.; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Year: 1993
Series Title: Archive of the 20th century
City: Princeton, NJ
Publisher: Films for the Humanities & Sciences
Media Type: 1 videocassette (21 min.)
Summary: "This program covers the years since India became independent in 1947: the rioting and bloodshed of the first few weeks of independence; Gandhhi's assassination and its aftermath; India's invasion of Portuguese Goa and clash with Chinese forces along the northeast border; the death of Nehru; the war in Kashmir; the accession of Indira Gandhi; the creation of Bangaladesh; violence by and against Sikhs; the events at the Golden Temple in Amiritsar; the assassination of Indira Gandhi."--Container.
Call Number: DS480.84 .I4818 1993

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Title: India from Moghuls to independence
Author: Villiers, Frangois; Turenne, Henri de; Carmigniani, Juan Carlos; Pathi cinima.; Films for the Humanities (Firm); Tunis Television.
Year: 1993
Series Title: Turning points in history
City: Princeton
Publisher: Films for the Humanities & Sciences
Media Type: 1 videocassette (42 min.)
Summary: Covers the history of India from the time of Genghis Khan's first extension of his domain beyond China to independence from the British Empire.
Call Number: DS461 .I43 1993

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Title: An Indian pilgrimage--Kashi
Author: Elder, Joseph W.; Camerini, Michael; Binford, Mira Reym
Year: 1969
City: [Madison, Wisc.]
Publisher: Film Distribution Office Center for South Asian Studies
Media Type: 1 videocassette (30 min.)
Summary: Presents a documentary on a pilgrimage to the sacred city of Kashi on the Ganges River. Follows two Telegu-speaking brahmans and their wives who come from south India to perform classical ancestor rites. Shows some of the tenets of Hinduism as the pilgrims are instructed in the correct performance of the rites by a brahman Telegu-speaking priest.
Call Number: BL1239.36.K27 I53 1969

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Title: India's dance & theatre Balinese dancers, Vedic martial arts, Chitresh Kathak dance, Katha Kali, Songs from Chaitanya Lila
Author: Neiburgs, Ron; Shapiro, David; Creho, Michael; ITV Productions.
Year: 1993
Series Title: Arts of the East series ; MA 2
City: Topanga, CA.
Publisher: ITV Productions
Media Type: 1 videocassette (109 min.)
Summary: Sequences based on traditional Indian dance forms which originate from "katha" or story telling. Performances include Balinese Ramayana episodes, Kathak and Kathakali, as well as ancient martial arts from Kerala, and footage from the life story of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
Call Number: GV1693 .I54 1993

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Title: India's killer bees
Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.); National Geographic Television.; Warner Home Video (Firm)
Year: 2000
City: [Burbank, Calif.]
Publisher: Distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Warner Home Video
Media Type: 1 videocassette (60 min.)
Summary: Examines the ferocious honey bees found in the Indian state of Assam.
Call Number: VT
QL567.5.I4 I53 2000

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Title: India's master musicians
Author: Bock, Richard; Subramaniam, L.; Neiburgs, Ron; Shapiro, David; ITV Productions.; Aura Productions.
Year: 1993
Series Title: Arts of the East series ; MA 1
City: Topanga [Calif.]
Publisher: ITV Productions
Media Type: 1 videocassette (107 min.)
Summary: Brief performances by eminent classical musicians of both Hindustani and Carnatic traditions.
 

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Title: Interactive video for teaching about Hinduism & Buddhism
Author: Hartley, Elda; Hartley Productions.; Hartley Film Foundation.
Year: 1994
Series Title: Wisdom across the ages
City: Westport, CT
Publisher: Hartley Film Foundation
Media Type: 1 videocassette (35 min.)
Summary: Discusses central concepts in Hinduism and Buddhism which enable the viewer to interact with the multiple answer questions which follow each sequence.
Call Number: BL1212.72 .I48 1994

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Title: Into India
Author: Colosimo, Rosa; Salamanca, Angelo; Curriculum Corporation (Australia); Telstra (Firm); National Centre for South Asian Studies (Australia); Colosimo Films.
Year: 1996
City: Carlton, Australia
Publisher: Colosimo Films : National Centre for South Asian Studies
Media Type: 1 videocassette (116 50 min.)
Summary: The videocassette is part of the accompanied book on contemporary India.
Call Number: DS407 .I682 1996

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Title: Islam the five pillars of faith
Author: Tusell, Felix; Cebrian, Daniel; Rau, Mercedes S.; Franco, Ricardo; Estela Films.; Audiovisuales Nebli (Firm); Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Year: 2000
Series Title: Cenizas en el rio = Ashes in the river ; 3
City: Princeton, NJ
Publisher: Films for the Humanities & Sciences
Media Type: 1 videocassette (52 min.)
Summary: Residing to the north of India, the population of Kashmir is primarily Muslim. This program studies the beliefs and practices of Islam in Kashmir. Topics such as the Koran, the Pillars of Islam, the influence of Sharia, and traditional Muslim festivals and holy sites are addressed. Background on the arrival of Islam in Kashmir and its spread throughout India creates a historical context for the religion's predominance in many regions.
Call Number: BP63.I4 I8 2000

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Title: J*ivana k*a eka aura n*ama Vish*nu Prabh*akara
Author: Sacadeva, Padm a; Sahitya Akademi.
Year: 1997
City: [New Delhi, India
Publisher: Gobinda Dar*sana dv*ar*a prastuta S*ahitya Ak*ademi
Media Type: 1 videocassette (60 min.)
Summary: Documentary on the life and work of Hindi litterateur, Vishnu Prabhakar, in conversation with Padm*a Sacadeva and others.
Call Number: PK2098.P66 Z982 1997

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Title: Jain mahotsav
Author: Barjatya, Tarachand; Jain, Ravindra; Rajshri Pictures.
City: Bombay, India
Publisher: Rajshri Pictures
Media Type: 1 videocassette (147 min.)
Summary: A collection of eleven short documentaries on Jainism.
Call Number: BL1306 .J35 1990z

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Title: Jainism ascetics and warriors
Author: Tusell, Felix; Rau, Mercedes S.; Franco, Ricardo; Estela Films.; Audiovisuales Nebli (Firm); Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Year: 2000
Series Title: Cenizas en el rio = Ashes in the river ; 2
City: Princeton, NJ
Publisher: Films for the Humanities & Sciences
Media Type: 1 videocassette (51 min.)
Summary: Abutting the border of Pakistan, the state of Rajasthan is the home of the Jains, a relatively small but influential indigenous religious group founded by Vardhamana Mahavira. This program profiles Jainism, which espouses salvation by conquering material existence through stict ascetic discipline. The imperative detachment from worldly existence necessary for liberation is explained, as is ahimsa, the doctrine of non-injury to any living thing.
Call Number: BL1351.2 .J328 2000

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Title: Kabuliwala
Author: Roy, Bimal; Sahni, Balraj; Kiron, Usha; Chowdhury, Salil; Yash Raj Films.; Bimal Roy Productions.
Year: 2000
Series Title: Forever classics
City: London
Mumbai
Publisher: Yash Raj Films International ;
Yash Raj Films PVT.
Media Type: 1 videodisc (136 min.)
Summary: A simple but endearing story af a man who left his daughter behind when he left his country and found a new bond with a little girl called Binnie.
Call Number: PN1997 .K225 2000

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Title: Kargil
Author: Bhalla, Dipti; Verma, Kunal; KaleidoIndia (Firm); Media Transasia India (Firm)
Year: 1999
City: [India]
Publisher: Media Transasia India
Media Type: 1 videodisc (59 min.)
Summary: The documentary depicts the history of the dispute between India and Pakistan over Kashmir, focusing on the human toll of the conflict.
Call Number: DS486.K3347 K26 1999

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Title: Kashmir valley of despair
Author: Mayer-Hohdahl, Marion; Journeyman Pictures (Firm); Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Year: 1998
City: Princeton, NJ
Publisher: Films for the Humanities & Sciences
Media Type: 1 videocassette (44 min.)
Summary: In the valley of Kashmir which is occupied by both India and Pakistan, the Kashmiri people want an independent, autonomous state, which India refuses to grant. India fears that if Kashmir gains sovereignty, other ethnic minorities may also demand independence. The Kashmiri rebels, backed by Pakistan and Indian government forces are waging a war of attrition. This program provides a historic analysis of the political, religious, and ethnic causes of the ongoing Kashmir conflict.
Call Number: DS485.K23 K33 1998

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Title: Kataragama, a god for all seasons
Author: Nairn, Charlie; Obeyesekere, Gananath; Granada Television International.; Filmakers Library inc.
Year: 1986
City: New York
Publisher: Filmakers Library
Media Type: 1 videocassette (52 min.)
Summary: Explores the revival of mystical belief in the ancient Hindu god, Kataragama. Tells how modernization in Sri Lanka has changed the roles of the gods as some fade away and others grow more powerful. Using the example of a lost eleven-year-old boy, this documentary traces how the god interacts with humans.
Call Number: BL1160.3 .K38 1986
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Title: The killing of kirmira kirmira vadham
Author: Zarrilli, Phillip B.; Tampuran, Kottayam; Routledge (Firm).
Year: 2000
City: [New York]
Publisher: Routledge
Media Type: 1 videocassette (210 min.)
Summary: "Based on a scene from India's great epic, the Mahabharata...tells the story of the demoness Simkika's attempted revenge on the five Pandava brothers..."--container.
A complete performance of The Killing of Kirmira, a Kathakali dance-drama from the Indian epic, the Mahabharata. The story of the demoness Simhika's attempted revenge on the five Pandava brothers after one of these epic heroes kills her husband.
Call Number: PN2884.5.K36 K54 2000

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Title: The Kirghiz of Afghanistan
Author: Nairn, Charlie; Ambrosino, Michael; Burns, Robert; Wallace, Melanie; Shahrani, Nazif; Wescott, Don; Singer, Andri; Davey, John; Ross, Francesca; Granada Television International.; Public Broadcasting Associates.; Films Incorporated.
Year: 1991
Series Title: Disappearing world
City: Chicago
Publisher: Films Incorporated Video [distributor]
Media Type: 1 videocassette (60 min.)
Summary: The Kirghiz, who are skilled at herd management, have adapted well to a cold and difficult environment on the "Roof of the World." In working, celebrating, interacting with each other, and adapting to new ways in a new environment, the Kirghiz demonstrate the dignity and purpose of their lives. Since this film was made the Kirghiz were forced to flee to Pakistan, where they were air lifted to Turkey.

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Title: Knowing her place
Author: Krishnan, Indu; Women Make Movies (Firm)
Year: 1990
City: New York, N.Y.
Publisher: Women Make Movies
Media Type: 1 videocassette (40 min.)
Summary: Documentary film in which an Indian woman looks at her life, her marriage, and her role in contemporary society both in India and the United States. Four generations of Vasundara Varadhan's family reflect differing accommodations to cultural circumstance.
Call Number: E184.E2 K66 1990

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Title: Knowledge demystified the Barefoot College
Author: Murray, Ian; O'Brien, Catherine; Fry, Patrick; Binjwara Communication Team Langa Group (Tilonia).; Unesco.; Opeongo Line.; Barefoot College.; Video Project.
Year: 1997
City: San Francisco, CA
Publisher: The Video Project
Media Type: 1 videocassette (45 min.)
Summary: "Situated in the state of Rajasthan, India, The Barefoot College (or, the Social Work and Research Centre), trains "barefoot" teachers, doctors, solar engineers, hand pump mechanics, designers, chemists, communicators, construction engineers and accountants. It has created a non-formal education process for children, youth, and adults which assists students to develop and maintain sustainable communities. Its successes in revitalizing communities and teaching by demonstration have been carried to thirteen other Indian states and have influenced local, state, and national policies regarding education and community development."--Container.
Call Number: HN49.C6 K62 1997

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Title: A land tilled with blood The Maoist Communist Centre in Bihar, India
Author: Vaid, Minnie; Malik, Nitin; Roots BITV India.; Maoist Communist Centre (Bihar India)
City: [New Delhi, India]
Publisher: Roots BITV India
Media Type: 1 videocassette (76 min.)
Summary: Documentary on the activities of banned Naxalite organization operating in Bihar, the Maoist Communist Centre and on insurgency in Manipur.
Call Number: DS480.84 .L352 1990z

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Title: Learning to read and rewrite a document on tribal education in Thane District
Author: Dhuru, Simantini; Contractor, Nasreen; Jayasankar, K. P.; Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Audio Visual Unit.; Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Unit for Research in the Sociology of Education.
City: Bombay, India
Publisher: Audio Visual Unit Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Media Type: 1 videocassette (60 min.)
Summary: Discusses the reasons for the persistence of adivasi illiteracy despite the efforts of the state and welfare agencies through formalized education. Identifies the educational components implicit in the action programs of some voluntary groups in order to make a case for an education that places literacy in the context of cultural identity.
Call Number: LC157.I5 L43 1990z

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Title: Leaving Bakul Bagan
Author: Ray, Sandeep Bhusan; Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
Year: 1995
City: Watertown, MA
Publisher: Documentary Educational Resources
Media Type: 1 videocassette (43 min.)
Edition: Reversion
Summary: This moving documentary follows the filmmaker's cousin's imminent departure from India to pursue studies in the United States. Torn between familial and national loyalities and her desire to travel and experience personal freedom, this film captures one young woman's embarkation into the world outside what she has known.
Call Number: DS486.C2 L43 1995

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Title: The Legacy of Malthus
Author: Dhanraj, Deepa; Firstbrook, P. L.; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; Television Trust for the Environment.; D & N Productions (Firm); One World Group of Broadcasters.; Bullfrog Films inc.
Year: 1994
Series Title: Developing stories. 2, People, population, migration
City: Oley, PA
Publisher: Bullfrog Films
Media Type: 1 videocassette (52 min.)
Summary: Discusses Malthus's theories of population and the causes of poverty. As film contrasts the 19th century poor in Scotland with today's poor in India, it takes on the international population "establishment", challenging the entrenched view that overpopulation alone is responsible for poverty and environmental destruction.
Call Number: HB863 .L44 1994

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Title: Lesser humans
Author: Stalin, K.; Virmani, Shabnam; Navsarjan Trust.; Drishti Media Collective.
Year: 1997
City: Ahmedabad, India
Publisher: Drishti Media Collective
Media Type: 1 videocassette (59 min.)
Summary: An investigative documentary on the harsh realities of the lives and livelihood of the Bhangis living in Gujarat, India.
Call Number: DS432.B417 L47 1997

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Title: Lessons from Gulam Asian music in Bradford
Author: Musa, Gulam; Baily, John; Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland.
Year: 1986
City: Watertown, MA
Publisher: Documentary Educational Resources
Media Type: 1 videocassette (49 min.)
Summary: Interviews with Gulam Musa, a Muslim Indian musician, teacher, and qawwali singer, and members of the Muslim Indian community of Bradford, England. Musa is shown in performance alone and with other musicians as they bring their music into local elementary schools to provide cross-cultural education. Contrasted is the kind of music enculturation found within the family.


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Title: Liquid off the Throne of Shiva
Author: Lindgren, Scott; Outside Television.; Driftwood Productions.; Outdoor Life Network.; First Line Features.
Year: 1999
City: New York, NY
Publisher: First Run Features
Media Type: 1 videocassette (47 min.)
Summary: Expert kayaker Scott Lindgren takes the viewer to Mt. Kailas in Tibet and on an unprecedented kayaking adventure down the uncharted upper Karnali River in Nepal.
Call Number: GV776.7.T53 L57 1999

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Title: Lolaab a valley in the Kashmir Himalayas
Author: Mirza, Mohi-ud-Din; Aazurdai, Zaman; Zulvellani; Sharma, Shiv Kumar; Hillman Film Pvt. Ltd.
Year: 1990
City: Mumbai, India
Publisher: Hillman Film Pvt. Ltd
Media Type: 1 videocassette (57 min.)
Summary: The film attempts to explore the integrated physical, social and cultural life of the pople of Lolaab in the light of changing times. Bordering on centrraal Asia in the Kashmir Himalayas lies the remote valley of Lolaab. Since earliest times the outside world approached India by land through Central Asia ... Iran, Afganistan, Tibet, Europe to the West and Chiana to the East and with the passage of time, people of different ethnic origin have settled in Lolaab.
These different ethnic sources have combined to create a unique unity. From an anthropological point of view what is of significance is that the past distinctions exist only in memory. Learn about the culture of the people of Lolaab, how they survive the elements, and learn how the violence and militancy of the modern Kashmiri independence movement is effecting them.
Call Number: DS485.K2 L65 1990

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Title: Lost generations
Author: Basu, Nupur; Gawin, Luke; Richards, Jenny; Qadeer, Imrana; Pandit, Anand; Fall, Caroline; Yajnik, C. S.; Ghosh, Jayati; Sinha, Yeshwant; Karat, Brinda; Paul, Swaraj; Bullfrog Films inc.; BBC Worldwide Ltd.; Television Trust for the Environment.
Year: 2000
Series Title: Life ; 24
City: Oley, PA
Publisher: Bullfrog Films
Media Type: 1 videocassette (24 min.)
Summary: Part 24 of a series on how the globalized world economy affects ordinary people. Maternal poverty and malnutrition have increased dramatically in India since the early '90's. Low birth weight babies from malnourished mothers grow up to become malnourished themselves and in turn give birth to more low birth weight babies. This film explores what can be done to break the cycle of poverty and ill-health that condemns whole populations to sub-standard lives.
Call Number: HQ792.I5 L67 2000

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Title: The lost temples of India
Author: Spry-Leverton, Peter; Bell, Michael; Discovery Channel Video (Firm); Learning Channel (Firm); Cafi Productions Ltd.
Year: 1999
Series Title: Mysteries of Asia
City: Bethesda, MD
Publisher: Discovery Channel Video
Media Type: 1 videocassette (52 min.)
Summary: "The temples of southern India provide an inside look at the Indian civilization that is largely unknown to western tourists. [This documentary] explores this temple civilization, one of the greatest and least known cultural centers in world history ... "
Call Number: DS419 .L67 1999

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Title: Ma baap
Author: Jhaveri, Siraj; Jhaveri, Aziz A.; Vishvanath, Pramila; Newsreel (Firm)
Year: 1994
City: New York, NY
Publisher: Third World Newsreel
Media Type: 1 videocassette (ca. 30 min.)
Summary: When your parents hate each other how do you learn to love ? asks filmmaker Jhaveri in this award-winning, personal work chronicling the relationship between his Muslim father and Hindu mother. Exploring his parents forbidden relationship in India, their elopement and eventual separation, Jhaveri interviews them in the U.S. and travels to India to unfold the myriad and conditional complexities of love. Weaving religion, desire and nationalism, this work speaks globally to the children of separated parents.
Call Number: HQ777.5 .M3 1994

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Title: Magra Mewar Vikas Sanstha
Author: Monteiro, Anjali; Jayasankar, K. P.; Society for Promotion of Wastelands Development (India); Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Audio Visual Unit.
Year: 1991
City: Bombay, India
Publisher: Audio Visual Unit Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Media Type: 1 videocassette (68 min.)
Summary: Evaluation of efforts made by Magra Mewar Vikas Sanstha, a coordinating voluntary agency of village committees in Rajasthan that have taken up sustainable development of their common property resources, in the context of on-going ecological degradation.
Call Number: HD2075.R27 M34 1991

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Title: The Mahabharata
Author: Propper, Michel; Brook, Peter; Carrihre, Jean-Claude; Productions du 3hme Itage.; Channel Four (Great Britain); Brooklyn Academy of Music.; Image Entertainment (Firm)
Year: 2002
City: Chatsworth, CA
Publisher: Image Entertainment
Media Type: 2 videodiscs (325 min.)
Summary: The world of The Mahabharata is of profound storytelling power and spiritual import; within it a civilization rises, falls and is reborn.
Call Number: BL1138.24 .E52 2002

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Title: Mahasweta Devi witness, advocate, writer
Author: Mah*a*svet*a, Deb i; Talukdar, Shashwati; Schwarz, Henry; Sikand, Nandini
Year: 2001
City: [Seattle, WA
Publisher: H. Schwarz
Media Type: 1 videocassette (28 min.)
Summary: Documents the life and writings of one of India's most celebrated authors, Mahasweta Devi, by providing an intimate view of her daily life set in the context of her tireless pursuit of justice for India's tribal poor.
Call Number: PK1718.D4737 Z53 2001

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Title: Mahatma Gandhi the great soul lives
Author: Sommerkorn, Christopher; Grossmann, Hermes; Films for the Humanities (Firm); Hona Grundmann Filmproduction.; South African Broadcasting Corporation.; Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.; Association relative ` la tilivision europienne.
Year: 2000
City: Princeton, N.J.
Publisher: Films for the Humanities & Sciences
Media Type: 1 videocassette (60 min.)
Summary: Traces the footsteps of Mahatma Gandhi from London, where he first studied law; to South Africa, where he established his first ashram; to India, where he worked tirelessly for independence. This documentary seeks to understand the essence of Mahatma Gandhi and his philosophy, which guided India in its struggle for independence and continues to inspire others in their efforts to achieve freedom.
Call Number: DS481.G3 M2349 2000

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Title: Mahatma Gandhi, twentieth century prophet
Author: Martin, Edith; Don Lane Pictures.; Real Film (Firm)
Year: 1998
City: [S.l.]
Wakonda, SD
Publisher: Don Lane Pictures ;
distributed by Real Films
Media Type: 1 videocassette (45 min.)
Edition: Anniversary
Summary: Follows the life of Gandhi, with emphasis on his philosophy of nonviolent noncooperation. Archival films show events in his life such as the great salt march and the home-spinning movement, both important milestones in India's journey toward independence from Britain. "This film is not Gandhi as staged by Hollywood. This is the real Gandhi as documented by more than 200 cameramen in India, England, and South Africa from 1912 to 1948"--Container.
Call Number: DS481.G3

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Title: Mal*e Degula temple on the hill, a documentary film on the life of Kannada poet Pu. Ti. Narasimhachar
Author: N*agabh*u*sa*na Sv*ami, O. El; Kambar, Chandrasekhara; Kurtak*o*ti, Ke Di; Narasimhachar, P. T.; Sahitya Akademi.
Year: 2000
Series Title: Sahitya Akademi, Archives of Indian Literature, Film series
City: New Delhi, India
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi National Academi of Letters
Media Type: 1 videocassette (35 min.)
Summary: On the life and works of the Kannada author, Pu. Ti. Narasimhachar, b. 1905.
Call Number: PL4659.N293 M35 2000

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Title: Marriages in heaven
Author: Rathi, Annada D.; University of California (System). Extension Center for Media and Independent Learning.
Year: 2000
City: Berkeley, CA
Publisher: University of California Extension Center for Media and Independent Learing
Media Type: 1 videocassette (27 min.)
Summary: Arranged marriages have been a part of India since ancient times and are still in practice today. Many people in the western world believe that in an arranged marriage an Indian girl is married off in her childhood or is forced by her parents to marry a man whom she has never met. That is not what happens today. This documentary will focus on the continuing significant role that the parents play in an Indian marriage. It will also highlight the traditional pageantry of the Indian culture amidst the wave of globalization and modernization.
Call Number: GT2776 .M377 2000

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Title: Minorities in Pakistan
Author: Farooqui, Abid; Agha, S. M.; Beg, N. U.; Pakistan. Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
Year: 1999
City: Islamabad, Pakistan
Publisher: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Directorate of Films and Publications Govt. of Pakistan
Media Type: 1 videocassette
Summary: Documentary on freedom of religious activities and rights of minorities in Pakistan.
Call Number: BL2035 .M56 1999

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Title: Miss India Georgia : a documentary
Author: Friedman, Daniel; Grimberg, Sharon; Urban Life Productions.
Year: 1997
City: [Yellow Springs, Ohio?]
Publisher: [Urban Life Productions?]
Media Type: 1 videocassette (56 mins.)
Summary: This documentary video follows four contestants in the Miss India Georgia pagent. It tells the story of their experiences as first generation Americans. These young women disclose the complexity of their feelings about growing up in the United States as children of immigrant parents.
Call Number: HQ1219 .M68 1997

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Title: Mithila painters five village artists from Madhubani, India
Author: Elder, Joe; Owens, Ray; WHA-TV (Television station : Madison Wis.); University of Wisconsin--Madison. Center for South Asia.
Year: 1994
City: Madison, Wis.
Publisher: Center for South Asia University of Wisconsin
Media Type: 1 videocassette (40 min.)
Summary: Interviews with five Indian painters from Mithila who practice the ancient folk painting unique to the North Indian region of Madhubani. They display their works and explain their painting techniques and the folklore and stories which inspire their art.
Call Number: ND1008.M34 M58 1994

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Title: Mother Teresa's first love
Author: Terzani, Folco; Filmakers Library inc.
Year: 1997
City: New York, NY
Publisher: Filmakers Library [distributor]
Media Type: 1 videocassette (26 min.)
Summary: "This documentary contains perhaps the last authorized footage of Mother Teresa and is a testament to the legacy she left behind. It was filmed in Calcutta at The Home for the Dying and Destitute, the first refuge she established. Other such hospices followed, but the one in Calcutta remained her first love. Seen through the eyes of the foreign volunteers, this film gives an intimate look at the love and care provided to the destitute ill"--Container.
Call Number: BX4406.5.Z8 M688 1997

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Title: Mountain risk engineering and sustainable development
Author: Gordon, Noah; Srestha, Surendra; Luhan, Michael; Himalaya Films.; International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development.
Year: 1991
City: Kathmandu, Nepal
Publisher: The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development
Media Type: 1 videocassette (ca. 24 min.)
Summary: A film on the application of risk engineering for promoting environmentally sound road construction in the Himalayas.
Call Number: TE229.8 .M68 1991

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Title: Mr. Jinnah the making of Pakistan
Author: Swire, Sophia; Mitchell, Christofer; Anthony, Nigel; Ahmed, Akbar S.; Cafi Productions Ltd.; Astrolabe Islamicmedia.
Year: 2002
Publisher: Astrolabe Islamicmedia
Media Type: 1 videocassette (92 min.)
Summary: "Explores Mr. Jinnah's remarkable life intertwined with the formulation of Pakistan itself. It is an intimate portrait that features first published interviews with Jinnah's daughter, Dina, and his private secretary."--Container.
Call Number: DS385.J5 M7 2002

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Title: Mystic vision, sacred art Tibetan thangka painting in Kathmandu Valley, a documentary
Author: Gurung, Raju; Kaufman, Anne; Davis, Christopher; Rai, Sareena; Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
Year: 1996
City: Watertown, Mass.
Publisher: Documentary Educational Resources
Media Type: 1 videocassette (28 min.)
Summary: This documentary provides an introduction to the art of thangkas, sacred Tibetan Buddhist scroll paintings. Details of technique are demonstrated by Tibetan refugee and Tamang artists working in the Kathmandu Valley.
Call Number: ND1432.C58 M97 1996

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Title: Nanga Parbat Naked mountain
Author: Prose, Doug; LaMacchia, Diane; Harrison, Susan Jane; Goldfarb, Ed; Bullfrog Films inc.
Year: 2001
City: Oley, PA
Publisher: Bullfrog Films
Media Type: 1 videocassette (ca. 57 min.)
Summary: Nanga Parbat, the ninth highest on Earth, is an extraordinarily young mountain, existing for only 1-2 million years. It is eroding at a spectacular rate due to glaciers, the Indus River, and immense precipitation, yet at the same time it is growing faster than any other mountain on Earth. This film follows scientists through each step of their research and revelation, allowing us to share their interest in this fascinating mountain and enabling the viewer to fully understand the geological principles behind their discoveries.
Call Number: DS486.N3 N36 2001

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Title: Nehru or tomorrow, India
Author: Friedman, Serge; Gaubert, Claudine; Schneider, Bertrand; Pasteur, Joseph; Vicas, Victor; Clerc, Michael; Coty & Company.; Scorched Earth Productions.
Year: 1972
City: Denver, CO
Publisher: Scorched Earth Productions
Media Type: 1 videocassette (60 min.)
Summary: Traces the growth of India from colonial feudalism to a modern industrialization; discusses the contributions of Nehru and Indira Gandhi to India's development.
Call Number: DS481.N4 D472 1972

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Title: Nepal Music Nepal presentation ; script, narration and presentation by Bhusan Dahal
Author: Dahal, Bhusan; Music Nepal (Firm)
Year: 1998
City: Kathmandu
Publisher: Music Nepal
Media Type: 1 videocassette (19 min)
Summary: A travelogue, set to Nepalese music, showing the natural history of Nepal, historic sites and some social and political history of "the land of Everest."
Call Number: DS493.53 .N445 1998

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Title: Nritya bharati
Author: Rele, Kanak; Pani, Viday Shankar; Mani, Narayan; Nalanda Dance Research Centre.; National Film Development Corporation of India.
City: Bombay, India
Publisher: National Film Development Corp. Ltd.
Media Type: 1 videocassette (102 min.)
Summary: Documentary on Indian dance. It focuses on the seven major forms namely, Bharata natyam, Kuchipudi, Odissi, Mohini attam, Kathakali, Kathak, and Manipuri. Following an introductory section, each form is discussed in detail and illustrated with views of dance lessons or preparations for performance, and brief dance works.
Call Number: GV1693 .N75 1990z

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Title: Odhni a collective exploration of ourselves, our bodies
Author: Monteiro, Anjali; Jayasankar, K. P.; Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Audio Visual Unit.; Women and AIDS Research Program.
Year: 1993
City: Bombay, India
Publisher: Audio Visual Unit Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Media Type: 1 videocassette (23 min.)
Summary: A discussion by Indian women of different ages, backgrounds, and life experiences concerning what they have in common and the social and political empowerment of women in India.
Call Number: HQ1742 .O34 1993

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Title: Of bards and beggars
Author: Desai, Yask; Kishore, Shweta; Australia-India Council.
Year: 2002
City: [Australia
Publisher: s.n.]
Media Type: 1 videocassette (33 min.)
Summary: A documentary film about the prayer ritual jagraan, made to the deity Pabuji, a guardian of livestock, as it is performed by folk musicians in Rajasthan. The musicians who perform the jaagran, known as bhopas, are losing their traditional patrons, the nomadic herders of livestock known as Raikas, and the remaining bhopas are forced more and more to perform for foreign and Indian tourists who know little about their craft.
Call Number: GN635.I4 O3 2002

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Title: Once this land was ours
Author: Jhingan, Shika; Women Make Movies (Firm)
Year: 1992
City: New York, NY
Publisher: Women Make Movies
Media Type: 1 videocassette (18 min.)
Summary: Documentary about women agriculture workers in India and their struggle to provide for their families. Through testimonies and images of women at work, the film explores the feminization of poverty in rural India.
Call Number: HD6073.A292 I4636 1992

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Title: One hundred years of drought
Author: Jayasankar, K. P.; Monteiro, Anjali; Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Audio Visual Unit.
Year: 1993
City: Bombay, India
Publisher: Audio Visual Unit Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Media Type: 1 videocassette (21 min.)
Summary: Examines the causes of recurrent drought in Maharashtra ; demonstrates the extent to which drought is a man-made phenomenon, including a review of the impact of colonial rule and the famine policy.
Call Number: HD2075.M24 O54 1993

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Title: Pakistan
Author: Balonier, Gvtz; Nichols, Trevor; Taylor, Angela; Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Frankfurt.; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Year: 1999
Series Title: Asia in transition
City: Princeton, NJ
Publisher: Films for the Humanities & Sciences distributor
Media Type: 1 videocassette (51 min.)
Summary: "East Asia is a region of political and economic tension, and Pakistan is located right in the center of it. This program looks at Pakistan's complex relations with Iran, India, and the United States and the contributions of its multicultural population. The influences of Punjabi and Pathan, Sindhi and Baluchi, and Ismaili and Buddhist are all captured, set against the background of life both in cities and in rural communities. The region's heritage as the seat of the Indus Valley civilization is also explored."--Container.
Call Number: DS377 .P294 1999

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Title: Pakistan and India : under the nuclear shadow
Author: Hoodbhoy, Pervez; Mian, Zia; Siddiqui, Khalid; Eqbal Ahmad Foundation.
Year: 2001
City: Princeton, NJ
Publisher: Eqbal Ahmad Foundation
Media Type: 1 videocassette (32 min.)
Summary: Presents the Pakistan-India nuclear weapon system, the international tension and the economic and social effects.
Call Number: JZ5786 .P35 2001

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Title: Pakistan, past and present
Author: Mahmood, Azhar; Khalid, Saiffulah; Babar, Mansoor; Hussain, Anwar; Rana, Sahail; Pakistan. Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
Year: 1999
City: Islamabad, Pakistan
Publisher: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Directorate of Films and Publications Govt. of Pakistan
Media Type: 1 videocassette
Summary: Documentary on socio-cultural and geographical aspects of Pakistan.
Call Number: HC440.5 .P243 1999

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Title: Pandit Ravi Shankar the man and his music
Author: Klotz, Nicolas; Auboux, Frangois; Shankar, Ravi; Schelcher, Anne; Bensoussan, Pascal; Films for the Humanities (Firm); F Productions.
Year: 1994
City: Princeton, N.J.
Publisher: Films for the Humanities
Media Type: 1 videocassette (60 min.)
Summary: This portrait of Ravi Shankar shows us the totality of Shankar's art, the inner peace from which the fiery dexterity emerges, the philosophy that underlies the shape of raga ; and the characteristics of the sitar, tabla, santur, sarod, and sarangi. We see and hear him play and talk : in Europe and America, with Yehudi Menuhin, Zubin Mehta, Jean-Pierre Rampal and George Harrison, and at home in India, with his students and his wife.
Call Number: ML419.S49 P36 1994

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Title: Pani Panchayat an experiment in the collective use of scarce water resources
Author: Monteiro, Anjali; Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Audio Visual Unit.
City: Bombay, India
Publisher: Audio Visual Unit Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Media Type: 1 videocassette (50 min.)
Summary: Examines the problem of improving access to water in India and some negative aspects of government remedies. Focuses on an alternative in Maharashtra where small farmers have joined Pani Panchayat, a cooperative water distribution movement, and compares this approach to the State's promotion of large irrigation projects.
Call Number: TD303.M34 P36 1990z

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Title: Partition of India legacy of blood
Author: Mitchell, Christopher; Swire, Sophia; Anthony, Nigel; Cafi Productions Ltd.; Channel Four (Great Britain); Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Year: 1998
City: Princeton, N.J.
Publisher: Films for the Humanities & Sciences
Media Type: 1 videocassette (51 min.)
Summary: Looks at the partition of India and uses extensive original film footage of the partition period to illustrate the conflict and the political situation.
Call Number: DS480.842 .P385 1998

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Title: Perspectives on mental health
Author: Ranade, Shilpa; Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Dept. of Medical and Psychiatric Social Work.; Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Audio Visual Unit.
Year: 1991
City: Bombay, India
Publisher: Audio Visual Unit Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Media Type: 1 videocassette (60 min.)
Summary: Traces the history of mental health services in India and the changing paradigms of mental illness, treatment, and rehabilitation, underlying these interventions. The models and approaches adopted by various institutions are explored, in the light of the need for low-cost, appropriate and accessible alterntives in the Indian context.
Call Number: RA790.7.I5 P47 1991

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Title: Pilgrimage to Pittsburgh
Author: Hess, Ron; Elder, Joseph W.; University of Wisconsin--Madison. Center for South Asian Studies. Film Distribution Office.; University of Pittsburgh. Dept. of Religious Studies.
Year: 1990
City: Madison, Wis.
Publisher: Film Distribution Office Center for South Asian Studies University of Wisconsin
Media Type: 1 videocassette (25 min.)
Summary: Documentary film of the Hindu community at the Sri Venkateswara Temple in Pittsburgh. In 1986 the community celebrated the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the temple. Thousands of Indians from other U.S. cities traveled to Pittsburgh to participate in the celebration. Activities at the temple foster an understanding of the Hindu religion and the Indian culture and lifestyle.
Call Number: BL1168.U53 P44 1990

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Title: Pr*ana j*ahu*m paru vacanu na j*a*i
Author: Jain, D. K.; Jain Studios.
Year: 1990
City: New Delhi
Publisher: Jain Studio
Media Type: 1 videocassette (56 min.)
Summary: A documentary released by the Bharatiya Janata Party which portrays the gruesome actions taken against voluntary Hindu workers at Ayodhya on Oct. 30 and Nov. 2, 1990, when they attempted to begin temple construction against the wishes of the ruling Indian government at that time.
Call Number: JQ298.B55 P73 1990

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Title: Punarvasan a document on reconstruction in post-earthquake Marathwada
Author: Monteiro, Anjali; Jayasankar, K. P.; Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Audio Visual Unit.
Year: 1995
City: Bombay, India
Publisher: Audio Visual Unit Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Media Type: 1 videocassette (58 min.)
Summary: A critical examination of the reconstruction program in the Latur and Osmanabad districts of Maharashtra, following the earthquake of Sept. 30, 1993. Explores issues including the relocatation of 52 villages and the notion of public participation in reconstruction decisions.
Call Number: QE537.2.I4 P86 1995

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Title: A question of tomorrow The Brogpas of Ladakh
Author: Mirza, Mohi-ud-Din; Banerjee, Horo; Ahmed, Monisha; Pradhan, Pranay; Doordarshan (Television station : New Delhi India); Public Service Broadcasting Trust (New Delhi India); Hillman Film Pvt. Ltd.
Year: 2001
City: Mumbai
Publisher: Hillman Film Pvt. Ltd.
Media Type: 1 videocassette (30 min.)
Summary: The Brogpa people are already divided along linguistic and religious lines. Buddhism prevails in the villages above Darchiks, where Brogskat is spoken; Islam in those below Darchiks where they speak Shinna. As they cling to their history as if by some tenuous thread, our protagonists still talk proudly of a distant past. This film explores the Brogpa worldview and their perceptions of fragility.
Call Number: DS485.L2 Q47 2001

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Title: R*ama ke n*ama In the name of God
Author: Patwardhan, Anand; Yagnik, Apurwa; Bhagwat, Neela; First Run/Icarus Films.
Year: 1992
City: New York City, NY
Publisher: First Run Icarus Films : West Glen Communications Inc. distributor
Media Type: 1 videocassette (95 05 min.)
Summary: Discusses the conflict between Hindus and Muslims over the demolition of Babari Masjid and the drive to build a Hindu temple to Ram where the mosque existed.
Call Number: DS486.A96 R364 1992

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Title: Rebel with a cause
Author: Gazdar, Musht aq; Sarwar, Zakia; Gazdar, Saeeda; Ali, Salamat; Films D'art.
Year: 1993
City: Karachi, Pakistan
Publisher: Films D'art
Media Type: 1 videocassette (15 min.)
Summary: A documentary based on a true story of a village girl named Zohra who strove hard to educate herself by attending an all boys school for seven years defying prevailing customs and taboos against female education.
Call Number: LA1157 .R43 1993

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Title: Retooling a tradition a Rajasthani puppet takes umbrage at his stringholders : a fictive documentary
Author: Catlin, Amy; Jairazbhoy, Nazir Ali
Year: 1994
City: Van Nuys, Calif.
Publisher: Apsara Media for Intercultural Education
Media Type: 1 videocassette (47 min.)
Call Number: PN1978.I52 .R48 1994

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Title: Rhythms to nirvana an introduction to Indian classical music
Author: Murthy, Rajesh; Murthy, Kirthi B.; Mathan, Nirmala; Lightworx.; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Year: 1999
City: Princeton, NJ
Publisher: Films for the Humanities & Sciences
Media Type: 1 videocassette (30 min.)
Summary: "Since India's ancient times, music has been considered a potent vehicle for attaining nirvana, spiritual salvation. This intriguing program provides an overview of Indian classical music, from its divine orgins to the present day, showcasing popular stringed, wind and percussion instruments such as the sitar, sarangi, veena, tambora, and sarod; the flute, shehnai, and harmonium; and the mridang, tabla and bayan. The Indian approach to teaching music is also discussed."--Container.

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Title: Rishte Relationships
Author: Datta, Manjira; Riesenfeld, Daniel; Media Workshop.; Nightingale Productions.; John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.; Women Make Movies (Firm)
Year: 1995
Series Title: Women's lives and choices
City: New York, NY
Publisher: Women Make Movies
Media Type: 1 videocassette (28 min.)
Summary: In India Lali Devi and two of her daughters take poison to kill themselves because there are five girls in the family and no boys.
Call Number: HQ1742 .R57 1995

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Title: Roots in the sand
Author: Hart, Jayasri Majumdar; Hart, William; Dhillon, David Singh; Anderholt, Joseph J.; Hing, Bill Ong; Leonard, Karen; Hart Films.; National Asian American Telecommunications Association.
Year: 1998
City: San Francisco, CA
Publisher: National Asian American Telecommunications Association [distributor]
Media Type: 1 videocassette (57 min.)
Summary: Through a combined use of extensive archival material and personal interviews, this documentary examines the lives of the Sikh, Moslem and Hindu immigrants of the early 20th century who farmed California's desert regions, particularly the Imperial Valley. There they had to circumvent racism, miscegenation laws, barriers to land ownership and citizenship and even Anglo farmers seeking vengeance. This Punjabi version of the "taming of the Wild West" addresses what media has omitted from history books and the western genre.
Call Number: F870.P36 R66 1998

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Title: Sandhya a Hindu ritual
Author: Srinivasan, Doris
City: [S.l.
Publisher: s.n.
Media Type: 1 videocassette
Summary: An adoration to the Sun, one of the oldest ritual in India which is usually performed three times a day.
Call Number: BL1226.82.S25 S36 1980Z

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Title: The Searching eye with photographs and commentary by Mary Ellen Mark
Author: Schoneman, R. Smith; LaBoda, Everett; Media Loft (Firm)
Year: 1992
Series Title: Great photographers ; v.9
City: Minneapolis, Minn.
Publisher: Media Loft Inc.
Media Type: 1 videocassette (24 min.)
Summary: Mary Ellen Mark comments on a selection of her photographs of people from travel in India, inner cities, and institutions.
Call Number: TR820.5 .S43 1992

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Title: Seder trek A Passover odyssey
Author: Zefania, Shachar; Marcus, Amnon; Sisu Home Entertainment Inc.; Chabad Lubavitch (Organization)
Year: 2001
City: New York, NY
Publisher: Sisu Home Entertainment
Media Type: 1 videocassette (56 min.)
Summary: Set primarily in Nepal, Seder Trek bobs back and forth between two stories. One concerns director Zefania's trek to Gokio Peak, in the Mount Everest region of the Himalayas ; the other focuses on the inspiration and preparations behind the largest seder in the world, Katmandu. A sweet story of communion and adventure, and a cinematic plea for the end of hostility between religious and secular Jews in Israel.
Call Number: BM390 .S382 2001

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Title: Serpent mother a film by Allen Moore and Akos Vstvr ; produced by Robert Gardner and Akos Vstvr for The Film Study Center, Harvard University
Author: Moore, Allen; Vstvr, Akos; Gardner, Robert; Harvard University. Film Study Center.; Mystic Fire Video Inc.; WinStar Home Entertainment (Firm).
Year: 2000
City: [New York, NY
[s.l.]
Publisher: Mystic Fire Video ;
WinStar Home Entertainment
Media Type: 1 videocassette (30 min.)
Summary: Shows how the Bengalis in the town of Vishnupur worship the snake goddess Manasha, a deity of the earth who is close to the day-to-day concerns of agrarian life.
Call Number: BL1225.M3 S47 2000

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Title: SEWA, Self Employed Women's Association
Author: Plattner, Patricia; Bhatt, Ela R.; Light Night (Firm); Women Make Movies (Firm); Radio-tilivision suisse romande.
Year: 1999
City: New York, N.Y.
Publisher: Women Make Movies
Media Type: 1 videocassette (55 min.)
Summary: A portrait of the women's organization in India, called SEWA, that holds to the simple yet radical belief that poor women need organizing, not welfare. Inspired by the political, economic and moral model advocated by Gandhi, SEWA has grown since it founding to a membership of 217,000 and its bank now has assets of over $4 million. SEWA is at its core a trade union for the self-employed that offers union membership to the illiterate women who sell vegetables, pick up scraps for recycling from the streets and engage in small cottage industries.
Call Number: HD6072.6.I4

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Title: Sfaheed-e-Jamhuriyat Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Author: Pakistan People's Party.
Year: 1994
City: Karachi, Pakistan
Publisher: Pakistan People's Party
Media Type: 1 videocassette
Summary: A collection of interviews by noted political Pakistabni politics, with reference to the hanging of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, former prime minister of Pkistan. Also includes a report on the fall of East Pakistan, 1971.
Call Number: DS385.B45 Z86 1994

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Title: A Silent disaster
Author: Zahir, Sajjad; Community Development Library (Dhaka Bangladesh)
Year: 1997
City: Dhaka
Publisher: Community Development Library
Media Type: 1 videocassette (20 min.)
Summary: A documentary on the impact of riverline and oceanic erosion in the delta lands of Bangladesh.
Call Number: QE571 .S55 1997

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Title: So far from India Hindust*ana sa *itan*i d*ura
Author: Nair, Mira; Filmakers Library Inc.
Year: 1991
City: New York, NY
Publisher: Filmakers Library
Media Type: 1 videocassette (49 min.)
Summary: This documentary film describes the experiences of a recently arrived Indian immigrant in America, contrasting them with the traditional world of his new bride whom he left behind in India. It seeks to explore the conflicts that arise when Indian culture meets American society.
Call Number: E184.E2 S6 1991

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Title: Some kind of arrangement
Author: Kazimi, Ali; Sondhi, Geeta; King, Karen; Prieto, Claire; Flahive, Gerry; Bartley, Wende; Sondhi Productions.; Canadian Government Motion Picture Bureau.; Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Year: 1997
City: Montreal, Quebec
Publisher: National Film Board of Canada
Media Type: 1 videocassette (ca 44 min.)
Summary: "Focusing on three second-generation Indo-Canadians Pretty, Hanif and Rajni, this documentary thoughtfully examines an age-old Indian tradition being adapted and transformed in North America. The three young people make it clear that arranged marriages aren't what they used to be. Nowadays, they involve negotiation, introductory phone calls, matrimonial classifieds in Indian community newspapers, long-distance trips, lengthy get-to-know-each-other sessions and the option of saying "no."--Container.
Call Number: HQ670 .S64 1997

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Title: The Song of Ceylon
Author: Grierson, John; Wright, Basil; Wendt, Lionel; Knox, Robert; Denning Films.; Cinema Contact.
City: [S.l.
Publisher: s.n.
Media Type: 1 videocassette (ca. 40 min.)
Summary: A documentary in which the traditional cultural and religious aspects of the island of Ceylon are shown against its more recent economic growth.
Call Number: DS489 .S585 1980z

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Title: Song of freedom Muktir gaan
Author: Masud, Tareque; Masud, Catherine; Levin, Lear; Ali, Tariq; Independent Television News (Great Britain); Visnews Productions.; Films Division India.
Year: 1995
City: [New York, NY ]
Publisher: Tareque Masud
Media Type: 1 videocassette (80 min.)
Summary: "Recounts the events of the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971 as seen through the eyes of a troupe of Bengali musicians."--Film.
Call Number: DS395.5 .S68 1995

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Title: Sons of Shiva
Author: Gardner, Robert; Vstvr, Akos; Harvard University. Film Study Center.
Year: 2000
Series Title: Pleasing God
City: [Cambridge, Mass.]
New York, NY
Publisher: Film Study Center Harvard University ;
[distributed by] Mystic Fire Video
Media Type: 1 videocassette (28 min.)
Summary: Shows how the Bengalis in the town of Vishnupur celebrate the annual ritual of Gajan in honor of Lord Shiva.
Call Number: BL1218.3.B57 S66 2000

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Title: South India
Author: Shapiro, Justine; Cahusac, Emma; Higham, Jez; Miles, Nina; Pilot Film and Television Productions.; Channel Four (Great Britain); Lonely Planet Publications (Firm)
Year: 1996
City: [Oakland, CA]
Publisher: Lonely Planet
Media Type: 1 videocassette (56 min.)
Summary: "Justine Shapiro explores the countr's southern tip-traveling through the state of Tamil Nadu and then on to tropical Kerala, where she tours its famed network of back waters and canals. Justine ends her journey on the rarely visited Lakshadweep islands in the middle of the Arabian Sea"--Container.
Call Number: DS484.2 .S68 1996

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Title: Spiritual India a guide to Jainism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism
Author: Tusell, Felix; Clemente, Mikel; Rau, Mercedes S.; Franco, Ricardo; Estela Films.; Audiovisuales Nebli (Firm); Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Year: 2000
Series Title: Cenizas en el rio = Ashes in the river ; 1
City: Princeton, NJ
Publisher: Films for the Humanities & Sciences
Media Type: 1 videocassette (50 min.)
Summary: This program provides an overview of four of India's prominent religions: Jainism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism. Stunning footage from around the subcontinent displays India's religious heritage along with its monumental shrines, temples, festivals and sacred rituals all set against the backdrop of the nation's history, geography and rich variety of cultures and languages.
Call Number: BL2001 .S75 2000

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Title: Sri Lanka a nation in anguish
Author: Bronner, Ethan; Stern, Paul C.; Cambridge Television Productions.; Amnesty International USA.; Mediatech East.
Year: 1989
City: New York, NY
Publisher: Mediatech East
Media Type: 1 videocassette (20 min.)
Summary: Eyewitness accounts of human rights violations by Sri Lankan government against the Tamil minority.
Call Number: JC599.S72 S75 1989

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Title: The story of a musician Ustad Yunus Husain Khan
Author: Sen, Arundhati; Neuman, Daniel M.; Apsara Media for Intercultural Education (Firm); India Performing Arts.
Year: 1997
City: [Los Angeles?]
Van Nuys, CA
Publisher: India Performing Arts ;
Distributed by APSARA
Media Type: 1 videocassette (38 min.)


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Title: The story of Sonam
Author: Hart, Robbie; Ctti, Luc; Camacho, Mark; Adobe Foundations (Firm); Canadian International Development Agency.; Bullfrog Films inc.; Sociiti de radio-tilivision du Quibec.; YTV Canada Inc.
Year: 1994
Series Title: Turning 16 7
City: Oley, PA
Publisher: Bullfrog Films
Media Type: 1 videocassette (26 30 min.)
Summary: Part 7 of the series Turning 16: an 8-part series that explores whether there is a global teenager. Part 7 visits Sonam in India to examine his views on major issues facing young people everywhere including education, culture, sports, religion, sex and marriage, work and the future.
Call Number: HQ799.I5 T87 1994

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Title: Sudesha
Author: Dhanraj, Deepa; Hoffmann, Pierre; Bhaniya, Abha; Faust Film Productions.; Women Make Movies (Firm)
Year: 1983
Series Title: As women see it
City: New York, NY
Publisher: Women Make Movies
Media Type: 1 videocassette (30 min.)
Summary: The "Chipko" movement was founded in India by peasant women who recognized the economic consequences of deforestation of their regions and was one of the first environmental movements in the Third World. This is an account of "Sudesha," a woman who lives in the foothills of the Himalayas, who organized the women of her village to save the forests, thereby challenging the rules of Indian society and women's traditional roles.
Call Number: SD414.I5 S94 1983

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Title: Tanda a document on the denotified tribes in Maharashtra
Author: Jayasankar; Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Audio Visual Unit.
Year: 1988
City: Bombay, India
Publisher: Audio Visual Unit Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Media Type: 1 videocassette (60 min.)
Summary: Looks at history to examine the process by which many disparate nomadic tribes were labelled as "criminal", and attempts to establish the fact that even after independence, the status of these tribes has not substantially changed as they still struggle for basic human rights.
Call Number: DS485.M348 T36 1988

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Title: Tangail tornado, 13th May, 1996
Author: Islam, M. Aminul; Community Development Library (Dhaka Bangladesh)
Year: 1997
City: Dhaka
Publisher: Community Development Library
Media Type: 1 videocassette (14 min.)
Summary: A documentary examining the social and economic impact of a tornado that ripped through 80 villages of the Tangail district of Bangladesh in May, 1996.
Call Number: QC955.5.B3 T36 1997

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Title: Tantra of Gy|to sacred rituals of Tibet
Author: Rochlin, Sheldon; Elliott, Mark; Slotover, Robert; Huxley, Francis; Rgyud-stod Grwa-tsha*n.; Allied Artists (London England); Snow Lion Communications (Firm); Mystic Fire Video Inc.; Island Visual Arts (Firm)
Year: 1990
City: New York, N.Y.
Publisher: Mystic Fire Video : Island Visual Arts
Media Type: 1 videocassette (52 min.)
Summary: Documentary of Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Gyuto Tantric College. Film includes ceremonies, rituals, chant, and practice, and is prefaced by an account of Tibetan history. Short interview with the Dalai Lama (subtitles)
 

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Title: Teachers of the Karakorums
Author: Holbrook, Arthur; Pirker, Roland K.; Rowlands, Michael; Manji, Pyar Ali; Gagni, Sylvie; Aga Khan Foundation.; Aga Khan Education Services.; NGO Support Project (Pakistan); Arthur Holbrook Productions Inc.
Year: 1990
City: Karachi, Pakistan
Publisher: Aga Khan Foundation
Media Type: 1 videocassette (28 min.)
Summary: "This video describes an on-the-job training program in the region developed by the Aga Khan Education Service and the Aga Khan Foundation. It also portrays a school building program designed to improve the facilities used by the teachers."--Container.
Call Number: LB2126 .T43 1990

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Title: Teyyam the annual visit of the god Vishnumurti
Author: De Maaker, Erik; Wilkinson, Tony; Documentary Educational Resources (Firm); Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden. Instituut voor Culturele Antropologie en Sociologie der Niet-Westerse Volken.
Year: 1998
City: Watertown, MA
Publisher: Documentary Educational Resources
Media Type: 1 videocassette (57 min.)
Summary: "In Northern Kerala, Hindus revere numerous Gods through Teyyam rituals. Each Teyyam is dedicated to a specific God. In Teyyam worship a ritual specialist, a Teyyam performer, takes the shape of the God and becomes transformed. The rituals are performed at yearly festivals held at small temples devoted to Teyyam Gods. This program shows one Teyyam ritual for the popular God Vishnumurti, it is a visually dazzling event which is one of the few occasions that brings both the higher and lower castes of the different Hindu communities together. The performers are shown in the preparations and also after the festival."--Container.
Call Number: BL2030.K47 T34 1998

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Title: The three worlds of Bali
Author: Abrams, Ira R.; Lansing, John Stephen; Public Broadcasting Associates.; University of Southern California.; Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
Year: 1981
City: Watertown, MA
Publisher: Documentary Educational Resources
Media Type: 1 videocassette (58 min.)
Summary: Anthropologist Steve Lansing guides the viewer on an exploration of the Indonesian island of Bali, which is coming to terms with the technological West. The Balinese make artistic offerings of music, dance, poetry, and even food in order to maintain the delicate balance between the world they live in, the world of the gods, and the world of the demons. The Balinese have retained what was important to them, which is a blend of animism, Hinduism, and Buddhism into a single continuous tradition.
Call Number: DS647.B2 T48 1981

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Title: Tibetan Buddhism
Author: Bastian, Edward W.; Educational Communications inc.; University of Wisconsin--Madison. Center for South Asian Studies. Film Distribution Office.
Year: 1983
City: Madison, WI
Publisher: Film Distribution Office Center for South Asian Studies [distributor]
Media Type: 3 videocassettes (120 min.)
Summary: An educational documentary on Tibetan Buddhist culture of the Himalayas, filmed in the Lukil Valley of Ladakh. The film provides an in-depth portrait of the annual cycle of interdependence among monks, laity, deity-protectors and nature.
Call Number: BQ400.H542 T53 1983

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Title: The Tragada Bhavai a rural theatre troupe of Gujarat
Author: Sandall, Roger; Jhala, Jayasinhji; Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
Year: 1982
City: Watertown, MA
Publisher: Documentary Educational Resources
Media Type: 1 videocassette (40 min.)
Summary: "Bhavai is the traditional rural theater of Gujarat. This film follows one troupe as it travels throughout the contryside, performing in villages for audiences of the poor Koli caste."--Container.
Call Number: PN2885.G8 T73 1982

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Title: Trekking on tradition
Author: Rodes, Jennifer; University of California (System). Extension Media Center.
Year: 1992
City: Berkeley, CA
Publisher: University of California Extension Center for Media and Independent Learning
Media Type: 1 videocassette (44 min.)
Summary: This documentary explores the effects of mountain tourism (known as trekking) on a small village in rural Nepal. It examines the views of both the trekkers (Europeans and Americans) and the Nepalese, and weaves a complex patchwork of conflicting dreams, desires, aspirations, and frustrations.
Call Number: G155.N17 T74 1992

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Title: The village a village in Tajore
Author: Film Australia (Organization)
Year: 1976
City: [S.l.
Publisher: s.n.]
Media Type: 1 videocassette
Call Number: HN690.T27 V55 1976

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Title: Village man, city man
Author: University of Wisconsin--Madison. South Asian Area Center. Film Distribution Office.
Year: 1990
City: Madison
Publisher: Film Distribution Office Center for South Asian Studies
Media Type: 1 videocassette (40 min.)
Summary: A documentary on the life of a young textile millworker in an industrial section of Delhi. Follows him on a return visit to his village in Uttar Pradesh. Shows changes and continuities in his life by conversations with his friends at the mill and by observations of how he works and spends his leisure time in both city and village.
Call Number: HD8039.T42 I89 1990z

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Title: Visit Nepal, a world of its own Visit Nepal '98
Author: Rai, Arjun K.; Cabb, Stephen; Visit Nepal Year '98 (Project); Nepal. Dept. of Tourism.; Nepal. Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation.
Year: 1996
City: Kathmandu, Nepal
Publisher: Visit Nepal'98 Secretariat Minstry of Tourism and Civil Aviation
Media Type: 1 videocassette (14 min.)
Summary: Introduction to Nepal and its various aspects.
Call Number: DS493.53 .V58 1996

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Title: A voice from heaven Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, the most beautiful voice in the world
Author: Khan, Nusrat Fateh Ali; Asaro, Giuseppi; WinStar TV and Video (Firm); Fox Lorber CentreStage (Firm)
Year: 2001
City: New York, NY
Publisher: Winstar TV & Video
Media Type: 1 videodisc (ca. 75 min.)
Summary: Tribute to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Includes performance footage, a look at Nusrat's life, and interviews with friends and colleagues.

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Title: A voice of her own women and economic change
Author: Kalin, Andrea; Carroll, Ann; Asian Development Bank. Information Office.; Spark Media (Firm)
Year: 1997
City: [Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines]
Publisher: Asian Development Bank
Media Type: 1 videocassette (24 min., 10 sec.)
Summary: Profiles challenges and change for women in Asia. Shows educational efforts in Cambodia, home employment in the Philippines, and help for garment workers in Bangladesh.
Call Number: HQ1726

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Title: The Way to Baba
Author: Hartley, Elda; Hartley Film Foundation.
Year: 1990
Series Title: Wisdom across the ages
City: Cos Cob, CT
Publisher: The Foundation
Media Type: 1 videocassette (54 min.)
Summary: Shows life in the ashram of Sai Baba in India and presents words of some of his followers.
Call Number: BL1175.S385 W39 1990

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Title: Wealth of knowledge
Author: Gazdar, Aisha; Gazdar, Musht aq; Khuru, Fozia; Shafi, M.; Primary Education Development Program.; Films D'art.
Year: 1995
City: Karachi, Pakistan
Publisher: Films D'art
Media Type: 1 videocassette (25 min.)
Summary: On the positive changes created by female education in rural Balochistan and how communities are helping to sustain the program in their villages.
Call Number: HQ1240.5.P18 W43 1995

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Title: Wedding of the goddess
Author: Elder, Joseph W.; Binford, Mira Reym; Camerini, Michael; University of Wisconsin--Madison. Center for South Asian Studies. Film Distribution Office.
Year: 1987
Series Title: Contemporary South Asia
City: Madison
Publisher: Film Distribution Office Center for South Asian Studies
Media Type: 2 videocassettes (76 min.)
Summary: A documentary on the Chitterai Festival in Madurai, India, that provides historical background on the annual festival, shows the reenactment of the marriage of the god Sundareshvara and the goddess Minakshi, and provides a picture of the proceedings of the 19-day festival.
Call Number: BL1225.M48 W54 1987

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Title: Where teachers learn
Author: Syed, Raana; Teachers Resource Centre.; UNICEF Pakistan.; Pakistan. Ministry of Education.; Pakistan. Commission on National Education
City: Islamabad, Pakistan
Publisher: Unicef
Media Type: 1 videocassette
Summary: A documentary film of Teachers Resource Centre, Karachi.
Call Number: LB2126 .P35 1990z

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Title: Who will cast the first stone?
Author: Sumar, Sabiha; Jamal, Ahmed A.; Retake Film & Video Collective.; Cinema Guild.
Year: 1988
City: New York, NY
Publisher: Cinema Guild
Media Type: 1 videocassette (59 min., 10 sec.)
Summary: Takes a look at the impact of Islamization on women in Pakistan, showing the oppression and injustice which has led Pakistani women to the forefront of the political struggle for equal rights.
Call Number: HQ1236.5.P18 W46 1988

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Title: Wild India. lords of the jungles
Author: Discovery Enterprises Group.; Discovery Channel (Firm)
Year: 1993
Series Title: Discovery Channel video library
City: Bethesda, Md.
Publisher: Discovery Enterprises Group (distributor)
Media Type: 1 videocassette (90 min.)
Summary: Wild India is a tour of various areas of India, including mangrove swamps, coral reefs, rain forests, jungles, deserts and mountains. It captures rare animal species and the all-too-rapidly disappearing ecological richness, and explores the relationship between the Hindu people and nature.
Call Number: QL309

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Title: The witch! Myth or reality?
Author: Rana, Bandana; SAATHI (Organization)
Year: 1999
City: Kathmandu, Nepal
Publisher: Bandana Rana : SAATHI (Organization)
Media Type: 1 videocassette (37 min.)
Summary: An NGO working in the area of violence against women.
Call Number: HV6626.23.N35 W58 1999

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Title: Woman by woman new hope for the villages of India
Author: Fadiman, Dorothy; Atwell, Kristin; Pyramid Media (Firm); Meyers, Daniel
Year: 2001
City: Santa Monica, CA
Publisher: Pyramid Film and Video
Media Type: 1 videocassette (27 min.)
Summary: Documentary on the progressive change for women in rural India. Fighting for their rights in a gender-biased culture, these women emerge as community leaders when given the chance to participate. They are transformed as they teach other women about taboo subjects, such as reproductive health and their own bodies. Though filmed in India, its message of female self-empowerment in the shadow of a male-dominated society is universal.
Call Number: HQ1237.5 .I4 W66 2001

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Title: Women in politics
Author: Gwilym, Lowri; Murray, Jenni; Sylvester, Rob; Lynch, Barry; Rowe, Ashley; Cobbe, Gerard; Brewser, John; Vigdis, Finnbogadottir; Gudrun, Agnarsdottir; Bhutto, Benazir; Aquino, Corazon Cojuangco; Veil, Simone; Zaslavskaia, T. I.; Charles, Mary Eugenia; British Broadcasting Corporation; BBC Lionheart Television (Firm); Women Make Movies (Firm)
Year: 1989
City: New York, N.Y.
Publisher: Women Make Movies (distributor)
Media Type: 2 videocassettes (240 min.)
Summary: The three episodes in Part I profile four women politicians, from Pakistan, Iceland and the Soviet Union. The three episodes in Part II profile women politicians in Dominica, France and the Philippines. Each woman discusses how she attained her current political position, the politics in her country and how she is viewed as a woman head of state.
Call Number: HQ1236.5.A8 W65 1989

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Title: Women of Orangi women's role in development
Author: Chudhry, Ilyas; Haque, Nazli Jamil; Orangi Pilot Project. Research and Training Institute.; United Nations. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.
Year: 1990
City: Karachi, Pakistan
Publisher: Orangi Pilot Project Research and Training Institute in co-operation with United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
Media Type: 1 videocassette
Summary: On community development activities through the active participation of women in Orangi, one of the largest slums of Karachi, Pakistan.
Call Number: HQ1240.5.P18 W66 1990

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Title: Words on water
Author: Kak, Sanjay; Ram, Rahul; Octave Communications.
Year: 2002
City: [New Delhi, India]
Publisher: Octave Communications
Media Type: 1 videocassette (85 min.)
Summary: Documentary looking at the effects of the Sardar Sarovar Dam (the largest one in the Narmada Project involving the construction of 30 large, 135 medium-sized and 3000 small dams in Gujarat and other parts of Central India) and the millions of people who will be adversely affected by this project sponsored by the World Bank and the Central Government of India.
Call Number: HD1698.I42 G8595 2002

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Title: A Zenana scenes and recollections
Author: Sandall, Roger; Jhala, Jayasinhji; Documentary Educational Resources (Firm); Sruti Darshan Sampati Sansthan.
Year: 1984
City: Watertown, MA
Publisher: Documentary Educational Resources
Media Type: 1 videocassette (36 min.)
Summary: Until recently in India, women of a family lived in seclusion in the part of the home known as the zenana. This film is an account of the life in the zenana of Dhrangadhra, Gujarat, in northwest India, seat of the Jhala Rajput from the 11th century to 1947. Through songs, dances and stories of several women, especially through the recollections of the former Maharani, the women reflect on their lives in the zenana in its day-to-day aspects and its special customs.
 

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Title: A Zoroastrian ritual : the afrinagan
Author: Boyd, James W.; Williams, Ron G.; Wadia, Riyad Vinci; Wadia Films Pvt. Ltd. (Firm); Colorado State University. b Office of Instructional Services.
Year: 1992
City: Fort Collins, Colo.
Publisher: Colorado State University Office of Instructional Services
Media Type: 1 videocassette (17 min.)
Summary: The afrinagan ritual is a ceremony offerings to the Lord of Wisdom and his spirit creation which invites their blessings on particular individuals, departed or living, and on the community as a whole, unlike rites restricted to the Fire Temple. It describes the prayers, ritual objects, and actions as two priests perform the ceremony.
Call Number: BL1590.L58 Z67 1992

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