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3900 Million and One
Toronto: Asterisk Productions, 1975, (52 min.).
A look at India's population problem with special emphasis on women's roles and problems.
VIDEOTAPE 8794

50 Miles from Poona
Montreal: National Film Board of Canada, 1959. (20 min.).
Presents a study of modern Indian village life as seen through the day-to-day experiences of a family living in Phursangi, a village fifty miles from Poona. Discusses traditional Hindu customs and beliefs and reveals many of the things that people everywhere have in common- such as the love of a farmer for his land and the devotion of a mother for her children and her husband. VIDEOTAPE 8135

Adversary
New York, N.Y.: New York Film Annex, 1971. (110 min.).
Feature film. Directed by Satyajit Ray.
In Hindi with English subtitles.
A young man, graduated from college, is unable to find meaningful employment. He lives in a crowded flat with his widowed mother, a younger, well employed sister, and a revolutionary brother. Family friction and his continuing quest for a job place an unbearable stain on him causing him to act rudely to job interviewers and hallucinate. The pressure increases and is magnified by the tense and impersonal setting of Calcutta and builds to a devastating conclusion.
VIDEOTAPE 10490

Ajuba Dance and Drama Co.
Madison, [Wis.] : Film Distribution Office, Center for South Asian Studies, UW-Madison, [1990?]. (20 min.).
Discusses the art of dance in India as performed by the Ajuba Dance and Drana Co.
VIDEOTAPE 9968

Altar of Fire
Berkeley: University of California Extension Media Center, 1977, made 1976. (45 min.).
Documents the last performance of the Agnicayana, the world's oldest surviving sacrificial ritual, enacted by the Nambudiri Brahmins of southwestern India in April 1975. Explains the origin of the Vedic sacred literature, discusses how the oral tradition is perpetuated, shows construction of sacrificial altars and sheds, and introduces the principle participants in the ritual.
VIDEOTAPE 4973

Amrapali
[S.I.] : Regal Video, c1987. (117 min.).
Feature film. Directed by Lekh Tandon.
In Bengali with English subtitles.
Sunil Dutt stars in the story of a talented dancer. Classical Indian dances performed by Vijayantimala.
VIDEOTAPE 11740

Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh
Berkeley, CA: International Society for Ecology and Culture, 1993. (60 min.).
Describes traditional Ladakhi culture and the change brought by tourism and development; also, an examination of the disturbing direction of Western society and some thoughts on the lessons the West can learn from traditional cultures.
VIDEOTAPE 10290

Ancient India
Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities and Sciences, c1999. (47 min.).
This program examines the religious tension between Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam, and the historical events that shaped the great Indian civilizations from the Mauryan Empire though the Mogul Empire É provides insight into a culture that remains vibrant and diverse today.
VIDEOTAPE 16863

Antarnaad = Inner Voice
Overland Park, KS: Darshan Distributors, Inc., c1992. (160 min.).
Feature film. Directed by Shyam Benegal.
In Hindi with English subtitles.
The film is about the true life experiences of two villages and the transformation that occurred through Swadhyaya activity.
VIDEOTAPE 11693

Aparajito = The Unvanquished
Culver City, Calif.: Columbia Tristar Home Video, c1996. (113 min.).
Apu trilogy [v.2]
Feature film. Directed by Satyajit Ray.
In Bengali with English subtitles.
A young boy and his newly widowed mother struggle for existence in a small Indian town. Resisting a life in the priesthood, the boy persuades his mother to send him to school. Having done well in his studies over the years, the boy, now a young adult, wins a scholarship to the University of Calcutta. Engulfed in city life and very demanding school work, Ghosal forgets about his mother. Finally returning for a visit after his exams, Ghosal discovers that his mother has died and that she never wanted to inform him of her illness for fear that it would disrupt his academic goals.
VIDEOTAPE 12975

Arabian Nights
[S.I.]: WBF, 1990. (133 min.).
Feature film. Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini.
In Italian with English subtitles.
The tale follows the adventures of a slave girl as she rises to power over a great city. Around her revolve the stories of magic and lust, mystery and fantasy that derive from three cultures (Persia, Egypt and India) and range from the ninth century to the Renaissance.
VIDEOTAPE 6539

Arts of the East: China, Tibet, Japan, India
Morris Plains, NJ: Lucerne Media, [199-?]. (923 min.).
Examines the visual arts and architectures of China, Tibet, Japan, and India and identifies common themes and similarities in style.
VIDIEOTAPE 12514

Bake Restudy 1984
Van Nuys, CA: Apsara Media for Cultural Education, 1990. (60 min.).
A project which conducts a comparison of Dr. Arnold Bake's 16mm films, photography & audio recordings of music, dance & rituals made in 1938-39 with audio-visual documentation collected on a visit to the same site in Kerala, Karnataka & Tamilnadu in 1984 by Jairazbhov & Catlin. Biographical treatment of Arnold Bake, Dutch scholar & ethnomusicologist. Responses from local performers concerning continuity & change in traditional performance.
VIDEOTAPE 9906

Bandit Queen
Los Angeles, CA: Evergreen Entertainment, c1995. (119 min.).
Feature film. Directed by Shekhar Kapur.
In Hindi with English subtitles.
A woman's life erupts in a feverish spree of vengeful violence, shocking the worldÑand bringing a government to its kneesÑin this tale of modern day savagery run wild. Born of low caste, 11 year old Phoolan is sold into marriage with a man 20 years her senior in exchange for a cow and a rusted bicycle. Challenging her fate, she escapes and falls in with a pack of ruthless bandits. But with its own set of brutal humiliations. Phoolan must struggle to rise above a culture determined to bring her down, in a bloody coup that electrified a nation and transformed one woman's world forever.
VIDEOTAPE 12997

Because of our Rights
New Delhi: Magic Lantern Foundation:, [199?]. (30 min.)
Examines the nine-year struggle of the people of Ghad Saharanpur to gain their traditonal rights to forestry resources which are crucial to their survival.
VIDEOTAPE 11878

Bhaji on the beach
Culver City, CA: Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1995. (101 min.)
Feature film. Directed by Gurinder Chadha.
A comedy about a group of Indian women, living in England, who are brought together by a day at the beach.
VIDEOTAPE 13309

Bhowani Junction
[New York]: MGM/UA Home Video, c1991. (109 min.).
Feature film. Directed by George Cukor.
As the British prepare to leave India, half-English, half Indian army officer Victoria Jones is forced to choose between races, allegiances and the three men she loves.
VIDEOTAPE 7505

Bombay, a Myth Shattered
[Fremont, Calif.: South Asians for Collective Action, 1993?]. (25 min.).
Describes lethal riots in Bombay, during which Hindu mobs attacked Muslims in Dec. 1992 and Jan. 1993; victims relate their perceptions of events. Members of one community tell how Hindu-Muslim cooperation deterred attacks.
VIDEOTAPE 11614

Bombay Talkie
Los Angeles, Calif.,: Embassy Home Entertainment, c1987. (115 min.).
Feature film. Directed by James Ivory.
A sophisticated American woman comes to Bombay and falls for two men involved in film-making. She succeeds in destroying the marriage of one and the careers of both.
VIDEOTAPE 2322

Buddhism. Part 1-2
[S.I.]: International Communication Films, 1968. (31 min.).
Pt. 1. Explains the foundation of Buddhism in India and its growth to five hundred million following. Includes scenes of a young man becoming a monk, and of a day in the life of a monk.
Pt. 2. Traces the northern movement of Buddhism to Japan, and discusses its effect on the Japanese culture. Examines various sects of Japanese Buddhism, including Zen.
VIDEOTAPE 8044

Calcutta New York, NY: New York Film Annex, [199?]. (99 min.).
Documentary film of the minute details of individual lives and situations of poverty in the overpopulated and impoverished city of Calcutta.
VIDEOTAPE 10866

Call of the Flute: A Spiritual Journey to India and Nepal
Berkeley, CA: Access Audio/Video Productions, 1990, c1987. (60min.).
Religious rites and ceremonies, and festival celebrations at various locations in India and Nepal.
VIDEOTAPE 9437

Chhau, the Masked Dance of Bengal
New York: Asia Society, [197?]. (30 min.).
In 1961, the Chhau were discovered by an anthropologist in Purulia, a remote village district in West Bengal, India. Some of their centuries-old war dances are shown here, as well as a demonstration of their various characterizations of animals and gods.
VIDEOTAPE 933

Circles-Cycles Kathak Dance
Berkeley, CA: University of California Extension Media Center, 1989. (28 min.).
Illustrates the concept of the circular in Indian philosophy and religion as it is portrayed in Kathak, the classical dance form of North India.
VIDEOTAPE 3660

Classical Indian Dance
Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities and Sciences, 1994. (60 min.).
Dressed in traditional costumes, male and female dancers demonstrate a variety of classical Indian dances.
VIDEOTAPE 10934

Cosmic Dance of Shiva
[London, England]: Sussex Video, [199?].
Multi-cultural music studies celebrates various images of Shiva, the Hindu Lord of dance, as expressed in ritual dance.
VIDEOTAPE 7327

Courtesans of Bombay
Los Angeles, Calif.: Embassy Home Entertainment, c1987. (74 min.).
Feature film. Directed by Ismail Merchant.
A documentary film about the Bombay call Pavanbul, 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.
VIDEOTAPE 2416

Cult of the Cobra
Universal City, CA: MCA Universal Home Video, p1994. (80 min.).
Feature film. Directed by Francis D. Lion.
While on their last tour of duty in Asia, six American GIs meet a snake charmer in the narrow, incense-filled streets. Thrilled by legends of humans transforming themselves into serpents, the men buy their way into a secret gathering of snake worshippers. But they are discovered and for defilling the sacred ceremony, the Lamian high priest vows revenge, cursing them with death. Shortly before they are to be discharged, Nick is killed by a hooded cobra.
VIDEOTAPE 12864

Dadi's Family
Washington, D.C.: PBS Video, c1988. (58 min.).
Odyssey
Portrait of a farming family in India which focuses on Dadi, the grandmother, who manages a large household of sons, daughter-in-law and grandchildren and tries to hold the extended family together despite external and internal changes. Looks at the role and lives of women, who become members of their husbandÕs family upon marriage.
VIDEOTAPE 3186

Dance the Gods yearn to witness
Montreal Quebec: Concordia University Visual Media, 1994. (28 min.).
Traces the process of a modern dancer who studies classical East Indian dance (Bharata Natyam Dance).
VIDEOTAPE 14903

Dancing Feet
Bombay: Government of India Films Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, [196?]. (27 min.).
Shows folk dances from several geographic areas of India.
VIDEOTAPE 6042

Days and Nights in the Forest
[New York]: New York Film Annex, [1991?]. (120 min.).
Feature film. Directed by Satyajit Ray.
In Bengali with English subtitles.
Four friends from Calcutta drive out for a short holiday in the country. During the next few days, they meet up with local village girls plus two high-caste young ladies also on holiday. A series of drunken sprees, social embarrassments adventures with servants, officials, prostitutes and even a brief romance ensues, before the four friends return to Calcutta, each with a fuller appreciation of life and love.
VIDEOTAPE 6705

Deceivers
Burbank, CA: Warner Home Video, c1989. (103 min.).
Feature Film. Directed by Nicholas Meyer.
William Savage, an official of the British East India Company, exposed the barbarac Thuggees by infliltrating them in nineteenth-century India.
VIDEOTAPE 6989

Devi = The Goddess
[Chicago, Ill.: Facets Multimedia, Inc. (distributor), 198-?]. (95 min.).
Feature Film. Directed by Satyajit Ray.
In Bengali with English subtitles.
While his sone is away at university, a farmer convinces his daughter-in-law that she is a goddess, and the events which follow, including the death of her son, are too much for her reason.
VIDEOTAPE 2413

Discovering the Music of India
North Hollywood, CA: Hollywood Select Video, c1987. (22 min.).
Describes the two main types of Indian music, the Karnatic of the south and the Hindustani of the north, dating back more than three thousand years. Demonstrates the use of a wide variety of simple and complex instruments. Points out several ways in which Indian music differs from Western music. Includes a traditional Indian dance showing the importance of the art of gesture.
VIDEOTAPE 1652

Distant Thunder
New York, N.Y.: New York Film Annex, 1974. (92 min.).
Feature film. Directed by Satyajit Ray. .
In Bengali with English subtitles. .
Dramatization of the World War II famine in India.
VIDEOTAPE 2412

Ecosystem -- a Struggle for Survival
Washington, D.C.: The Society, [1975]. (22 min.).
Ecologist Stephen Berwick visits the Gir Forest in northwest India to observe the people and animals whose survival depends on the survival of this ailing ecosystem.
VIDEOTAPE 4775

Elephant Boy
New York, N.Y.: HBO Video, [1991?]. (82 min.).
Feature film. Directed by Robert Flaherty and Zoltan Korda.
A tale of cross-continental thrills, Elephant Boy is set in the magnificent forests of India. A young boy longs to become a heroic hunter in this grandiose drama.
VIDEOTAPE 5594

Empire!
New York: Ambrose Video Publishing, 1991. (55 min.).
Discusses the move toward the surveying of kingdoms during the 18th century. Chronicles the British efforts to map India, including George Everest’s arrival at the foothills of the Himalayas in 1833.
VIDEOTAPE 6824

Enigma of the Swastika
Batavia, Ohio: Video Treasures, c1991. (50 min.).
Looks at the swastika’s ancient roots in the mysterious religious cults of India and Tibet and explores its adoption by European occulists, notably the Nazi Party and Adolf Hitler.
VIDEOTAPE 5371

Exploring the Himalayas, Nepal and Kashmir
Chicago: Questar Video, 1990. (60 min.).
This video tour encompasses three major religions, cultural diversity, and challenging physical terrain. Visit Srinagar, Ladakh, Zanskar Valley, Kathmandu, Mt. Everest, Chitwan National Park, and the Anapurna Mountains.
VIDEOTAPE 8376

Eye of the Stone
New Delhi: FilmSixteen, 1990. (96 min.).
A 19-year-old mother of two in India, who has been ill for five years, believes her sickness was caused by the evil gaze of a witch. This documentary film follows her as she participates in a spirit possession ritual, praying to the goddess Bhankya Mata for healing.
VIDEOTAPE 10783

Families of the World--India
Evanston, IL: Journal Films, 1976. (29 min.).
Explores family life in India. Focuses on a family and its 85 members, who live in a small village. Shows how they share eating, living, and sleeping quarters in the same compound. Points out changes that are taking place in their culture and the dreams of the people for a better future.
VIDEOTAPE 11153

Farm Village of India: the Struggle with Tradition
Coronet Instructional Films, 1971. (21 min.).
Views of a farmer and his wife on the Ganges Plain trying to improve their life are used to give a glimpse of village life in India. Emphasizes the problems that result from government inefficiencies. VIDEOTAPE 7143

Father, Son and Holy War
New York, NY: First Run Icarus Films, 1994. (120 min.).
A film examining the connection between religion, violence and male identity in India today and exploringt the possibility that a key to the psychology of violence against ‘the enemy’ is male insecurity, itself an inevitable product of the very construction of ‘manhood’.
VIDEOTAPE 10753

Flame over India
[United States] : [s.n.], [1991?]. (130 min.). Feature film. Directed by J. Lee Thompson.
Original motion picture title: Northwest Frontier.
Fast-paced action set on northern frontier of India as British soldiers accompanied by governess Bacall seek to send an Indian prince to safety aboard a run-down train.
VIDEOTAPE 10491

Folk Musicians of Rajasthan
Los Angeles: UCLA, Program I Ethnomusicology, Dept. of Music, c1984. (48 min.).
Video monograph series.
VIDEOTAPE 2796

Folk Performers of India
Los Angeles: UCLA, Program in Ethnomusicology, Dept. of music, c1984. (46 min.).
Video series in ethnomusicology.
VIDEOTAPE 5963

Footprints of the Buddha in India
New York: Time-Life Multimedia, 1978. (52 min.).
Long search; #3
Eyre visits Sri Lanka and India to discover the type of Buddhism practiced throughout Southeast Asia. Includes talks with monks, school children, novices, and housewives who describe their own religious experiences and discuss the high moral standards demanded by Buddhism.
VIDEOTAPE 1280

Forest of Bliss
New York, N.Y.: Arthur Cantor Films, 1985. (90 min.).
A documentary on the Holy City of Benares, India. The daily customs and religious rituals.
VIDEOTAPE 12139

Four Families
Carlsbad, CA: CRM Films, [1959]. (59 min.).
A comparison of family life in India, France, Japan, and Canada, centering attention in each case on a year-old baby in the family of a farmer of average means. Author-anthropologist, Margaret Mead, discusses how the up-bringing of a child contributes to a distinctive national character, and summarizes the typical national characteristics of the four countries.
VIDEOTAPE 7859

Gandhi
[S.I.] : Granada Television:, c1989. (38 min.).
Men of our time.
VIDEOTAPE 4494

Gandhi
[New York, N.Y.] : CRM McGraw-Hill Films, [198-?]. (26 min.).
Biography.
A biography of Mohandas K. Gandhi, tracing his rise to importance in India and his struggles to win independence for that country.
VIDEOTAPE 5842

Gandhi
Burbank, Calif.: RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1994, c1982. (190 min.).
Feature film. Directed by Richard Attenborough.
Story of Gandhi, not a commander or a ruler of nations, nor one with scientific gifts but a small, modest man who does what others before him could not do. He led an entire country to freedom. And he gave his people hope. Gandhi, the man of the century, is explored in the motion picture experience of a lifetime. A vision of the heart and soul of a man and an entire nation is vividly portrayed in this masterful epic that took 20 years to make.
VIDEOTAPE 976 v. 1-2

Gandhi: the Man and the Legend
Evanston, Ill.: Altschul Group, 1983. (27 min.).
Examines Gandhi the man and the issues and places that spurred him to action. Compares conditions in India and South Africa.
VIDEOTAPE 895

Garba-Ras
[Los Angeles] : Gujarti Society, c1987. (28 min.).
Highlights of the 1986 autumn festival of Navarati celebrated by the Gujarati community in the Los Angeles area; includes women’s home preparations and communal dances and ceremonies at the Hindu Sanatana Temple, Los Angeles.
VIDEOTAPE 3759

Ghare-Baire = the Home and the World
Los Angeles, Calif.: Embassy Home Entertainment, c1986. (130 min.).
Feature film. Directed by Satyajit Ray.
Bengali and English dialogue, English subtitles.
During the winter of 1907-1908 in Bengal, widespread terrorism is rampant. A beautiful and sheltered woman’s love is tested when her husband invites his boyhood friend to stay at their home while organizing a boycott of British goods. Much to her husband’s dismay, she not only falls in love with his friend but also joins his quest for political justice.
VIDEOTAPE 2538

Gimme somethin' to dance to! : What is Bhangra?
New York, NY: Chutney Productions, c 1995. (18 min.).
Documents the rising popularity of bhangra music, originally from the Punjab and popularized in England, principally by Bally Sagoo, with the addition of Western instrumentation, rap and techno beats, and special effects. Popular over American radio stations, bhangra music brings togher ethnic groups within the expatriate Indian community. Featured are interviews with various radio DJ's.
VIDEOTAPE 14839

Given to Dance: India's Odisi Tradition
Madison, [Wis.]: Film Distribution Office, Center for South Asian Studies, 1986. (57 min.).
VIDEOTAPE 9967

Glimpses of Gandhiji
India: Films Division, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Govt. of India. [1949?] (10 min.).
Memorial overview of Mahatma Ghandi’s life and works.
VIDEOTAPE 7799

Global Village
Los Angeles: Time-Life Video, 1985. (55 min.).
Documents the development and use of India's satellite used for Television broadcasting into the remote villages of India. Reviews the impact of both educational and entertainment TV on rural communities.
VIDEOTAPE 427

God with a Green Face
[S.I.] : American Society for Eastern Arts, 1971. (25 min.).
The dance drama of Kathkali as performed by the Kerala Kalamandalam Troupe form the Kerala State Academy of Theater Art. An explanation of the drama, the characters in the drama itself are shown with a minimum of narration given by the leading character dancer.
VIDEOTAPE 8276

Goddess Durga: Durga Puja, Festival of Calcutta
Tokyo: Mitsu Productions, [197-?]. (43 min.).
Among India's many goddesses, one which stands out in particular is the great mother, Durga. Durga is particularly an object of faith in Bengal, and the Durga Puja festival held every year in October is the largest festival held throughout the state. The film depicts the two weeks of the festival from the maing of the images to the excitement and uproar of taking the images to the river to be thrown in and washed away.
VIDEOTAPE 8320

Great Indian Railway
[Washington D.C.] : National Geographic Video, c1995. (111 min.).
Documentary on the history of railroads in India, including where the trains run, how they are used by the people in the country, and the complexities of running the trains onboard.
VIDEOTAPE 13592

Great Tales in Asian Art
West Long Branch, NJ : Kultur, 1995. (95 min.).
Four beloved stories of India, Indonesia, Korea, and Japan are told through the masterpieces of visual art.
VIDEOTAPE 12517

Gunga Din
[S.I] : Turner Home Entertainment, c1988, 1939. (117 min).
Feature film. Directed by George Stevens.
Adventure story of three soldier comrades battling the savage punjabs in India, and their lowly water-bearer, Gunga Din, who longs to be a soldier.
VIDEOTAPE 5872

Heat and Dust
[Universal City, CA] : MCA Home Video, c1983. (130 min.).
Feature film. Directed by James Ivory.
Story of a woman who goes to India to find the truth about her aunt who left her British husband for an Indian prince.
VIDEOTAPE 2414

Hindu Ascetics
Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c1994.
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.
VIDEOTAPE 12944

Hindu Village Boy
[Thousand Oaks, Calif.] : Atlantis Productions, [199-?]. (11 min.).
The story of a Hindu boy who observes changes taking place in his village in northern India. Covers the life of the boy in school, at home and play, at work in the fields, and at the potter's wheel.
VIDEOTAPE 9927

Hindu World
Chicago : Coronet Instructional Films, 1963. (11 min.).
Presents a historical and cultural survey of Hinduism set against a background of ancient temples, statues, and scenes of Hindu religious rites. Stresses the various mental and physical disciplines called yogas through which Hindus seek eternal union with Brahma, the universal spirit of God. Discusses the caste system, the belief in reincarnation, and the deep influence of religion on the Hindu way of life.
VIDEOTAPE 7382

Hinduism: 300 Million Gods
New York : Ambrose Video, [1993/}. (55 min.).
Long Search; 2
Millions come to bathe in the holy waters of the Ganges, and millions more quietly live their religion in villages throughout India. What is the basis of this highly original approach to God, which dictates every aspect of society and individual life.
VIDEOTAPE 11013

Hinduism, the Many Paths to God
ABC News. Released by Xerox Films, 1974. (26 min.).
Explores several facets of the Hindu religion as practiced in India. Shows how people worship many different gods in festivals, celebrations, and in private meditation.
VIDEOTAPE 5071

Hindustani Slide
Sparta, NJ: Vestapol Productions, c1995. (80 min).
Debashish Bhattacharya performs North India's classical music, often called Hindustani, on an "Indianized" guitar called the dev veena. He is accompanied by tabla master, Kumar Bose and Sutapa Bhattacharya on the tambura. They perform three ragas in this live performance.
VIDEOTAPE 16732

In Custody
Culver City, CA: Columbia TriStar Home Video, c1994. (123 min).
Feature film. Directed by Ismail Merchant .
In Hindi and Urdu with English subtitles.
Based on the novel by Anita Desai. A passionate comedy about an Indian poet who learns that his famous idol has feet of clay.
VIDEOTAPE 11834

In Memory of Friends
New York, N.Y. : First Run Icarus Films, c1990. (63 min.).
In English and Hindi with English subtitles.
Provides the history of S. Bhagat Singh and the Hindustan Socialist Republican AssociationÕs part in IndiaÕs struggle for independence.
VIDEOTAPE 11617

In Search of a Holy Man
Cos Cob, Conn. : Hartley Film Foundation, c1988. (133 min.).
Ms. Hartley, in search of enlightenment, meets a Buddhist nun in India and attends the first ÔInternational Conference on Buddhist NunsÕ in Bhodgaya.
VIDEOTAPE 3710

In the Name of God
New York, N.Y. : First Run Icarus Films, 1992. (95 min.).
Discusses the conflict in Ayodhya between Hinduism and Islam and the drive to build a Hindu temple to Ram where a mosque currently exists.
VIDEOTAPE 10822

India
[New York : Distributed by New Video Group], c1996. (50 min.).
Emerging powers; 2
Examines India's transformation from socialism to capitalism, from poverty to prosperity. Looks at IndiaÕs liberalization program, large industrial base, nuclear energy program, and market reforms.
VIDEOTAPE 12426

India after Independence
Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities and Sciences, c1993. (21 min.).
This program covers the years since India became independent in 1947 : the rioting and bloodshed of the first few weeks of independence; GhandiÕs 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 Bangladesh; violence by and against Sikhs; the events at the Golden Temple in Amritsar; the assassination of Indira Gandhi.
VIDEOTAPE 13090

India and the Infinite: the Soul of a People
Cos Cob, Conn. : Hartley Film Foundation, 1979. (29 min.).
A visual essay of IndiaÕs religion, art, architecture and modern civilization.
VIDEOTAPE 2296

India: Environment and Industry
Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities and Sciences, 1996. (20 min.).
Geographical eye over Asia
This program looks at the Dehra Dun Valley, where the mining of limestone for steel production has led to hazardous environmental pollution.
VIDEOTAPE 13109

India, Farming and Development
[Princeton, NJ] : Films for the Humanities and Sciences, 1996. (20 min.).
Geographical eye over Asia VIDEOTAPE 13086

India: from Moghuls to Independence
Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities, c1993. (42 min.).
Turning points in history
Covers the history of India from the time of Genghis Khan's first extension of his domain beyond China to independence form the British Empire.
VIDEOTAPE 13069

India: Land of Spirit and Mystique
International Video Network, c1998. (55 min.).
A travelog featuring visits to Agra, the Taj Mahal, Srinagar, Jaipur, Udaipur, Mahrashtra, New Delhi and Bombay.
VIDEOTAPE 5500

India: the Empire of the Spirit
New York, NY : Ambrose Video Publishing, 1991. (57 min.).
Legacy; program 2
The ancient traditions of non-violence and spiritual search, honored by Hindus in the present, were born in the Indus Valley 5,000 years ago and continue to influence life today.
VIDEOTAPE 10194

India, the Textile Industry
Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities and Sciences, 1996. (20 min.).
Geographical eye over Asia.
VIDEOTAPE 13063

India: Women’s Rights
Centre Communications, c1988. (29 min.).
A look at women in India, showing how their bad situation raises human rights questions. The program supports its claims with case studies of female feticide, battered wives, violent dowry customs and interviews with prominent Indians.
VIDEOTAPE 11569

Indian Classical Music: Classical Images
Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities and Sciences, c1994. (85 min.).
Features some of the finest musicians of India. Each a superb virtuoso of his instrument, the artists perform ragas that illustrate the range, scope, and texture of Indian classical music.
VIDEOTAPE 10612

Indian Pilgrimage: Ramdevra
Madison, Wis.: South Asian Area Center, University of Wisconsin, [1975?]. (25 min.).
The film shows a group of people on a pilgrimage from Bombay to Ramdevs grave-site in a Rajasthan desert village. It conveys the experience of a folk pilgrimage and its significance in the lives of pilgrims.
VIDEOTAPE 8744

Islamic Mysticism, the Sufi Way
Cos Cob, Conn. : The Foundation, [198-?]. (28 min.).
Traces teh history of Islam and shows ruins of their empire which stretched from India to Morocco. Presents the rituals, dance, art, music, and philosophy of Sufism, the heart of Islam.
VIDEOTAPE 4657

Jama Masjid Street Journal
New York, NY : First Run Icarus Films, 1979. (20 min.).
Street scenes of a Moslem community in Old Delhi, India filmed over a period of six weeks. The community surrounds the Great Mosque, built in 1644.
VIDEOTAPE 11684

Jean Renoir's production of Rumer Godden's The River
Connoisseur Video Collection: c1988. (99 min.).
Feature film. Directed by Jean Renoir.
In postwar India, three adolescent girls develop competing crushes on a young American veteran who lost a leg in combat. As their romances and rivalries deepen, the background of the Indian society, culture and environment influences all their personalities in subtle and symbolic ways.
VIDEOTAPE 7697

Jewel in the Crown
New York, NY : Simon and Schuster Video, c1988. (752 min.).
The sweeping saga of the final years of British rule in India. Depicts the lives and loves of people caught in the turbulence of a nation struggling to break the chains of oppression.
VIDEOTAPE 3062 v. 1-5

Kalakshetra
Boulder, Colo. : Centre Productions, [1985?]. (48 min.).
Rukmini Devi, once India's leading dancer, founded Kalakshetra, India's center for the performing arts. It now houses three schools for children, a Fine Arts Academy for India's best music and dance students, and holds an annual festival.
VIDEOTAPE 9684

Kaleidoscope Orissa
{S.I.] : International Film Bureau,1967. (37 min.).
Shows the craftsmen of Orissa and their families at work tie-dying, weaving, canopy-making, and icon-painting. Pictures everyday activities and special events to show the merging of art and religion in the life of the people.
VIDEOTAPE 8723

Kathak, North Indian Dance
Brooklyn, NY : Brooklyn College in cooperation with the performing Arts Program of the Asia Society, 1974. (35 min.).
Shows the rhythmic patterns of Kathkali as it is performed by various dancers at Brooklyn College.
VIDEOTAPE 58

Kathakali: South Indian Dance-Drama from Kerala Kalamandalam
New York : Asia Society, 1982. (27 min.).
Gordon discusses the art of Kathakali and the elaborate costumes worn. An excerpt of a famous drama is shown to demonstrate the difficulty of Kathakali.
VIDEOTAPE 936

Kathputli: the Art of Rajasthani Puppeteers
University Park: Pennsylvania State University, 1988. (28 min.).
Demonstrates puppetry tradition of storytelling in Rajasthan, India. Shows how puppets are carved from wood and clothed. Follows a traveling puppeteer and his family as they search for patrons and present their show.
VIDEOTAPE 11744

Kheturni bayo: North Indian Farm Women
University Park, PA: Penn State Audio-Visual Services, c1980. (19 min.).
This documuentary examines the lives of village farm women in one exteneded family of land-owning pesants in Gujarat, India. It explores their farm and household duties and their relations with their children, their men, and each other, and shows how artwork in the form of dowry embroidery is integrated into their daily lives.
VIDEOTAPE 1748

Khush
New York : Women Make Movies, 1991. (24 min.).
Khush means ecstatic pleasure in Urdu. For South Asian lesbians and gay men in Britain, North America and India (where homosexuality is still illegal), the term captures the blissful intricacies of being queer and of color. Inspiring testimonies bridge geographical differences to locate shared experiences of isolation and exoticization.
VIDEOTAPE 8170

Khush Refugees
San Francisco, CA : Distributed by Cross Current Media, NAATA, c1991. (32 min.).
Examines San FranciscoÕs gay community where two exiles, Rahul, an immigrant from India, and Dante, an ex-naval seaman from Ohio, form a unique interracial bond.
VIDEOTAPE 9267

Kim
[United States] : MGM/UA Home Video, c1991. (113 min.).
Feature film. Directed by Victor Saville.
Errol Flynn is the dashing horse-trader and secret British agent who enlists the aid of im OÕHara (Dean Stockwell) to help thwart enemy forces rising against England. Kim launches a series of perilous experiences as a courier and a spy.
VIDEOTAPE 6498

Krishna in Spring
Devizes, Wilts. : Sussex Video, [1988?]. (27 min.).
Multi-cultural music studies
Temple ceremonies in India of the Festival of Spring.
VIDEOTAPE 6568

Ladakh: in Harmony with the Spirit
New York: Mystic Fire Video, 1992, c1986. (86 min.).
Ladakh, a Tantric Buddhist Shangri-la nestled high in the Himalayas, was isolated from the modern world until the mid-70s. To live amongst the energies of gods and demons, villagers rely on both a scholarly monk and the shaman. With their pastoral rhythms, frank humor and gentle ways, the Ladakhi people seem to be among the happiest on earth.
VIDEOTAPE 11602

Lady of Gingee: South Indian Draupadi Festivals
Madison, Wis. : Film Distribution Office, Center for South Asian Studies, c1988. (113 min.).
A film documenting the Draupadi festivals in the south Indian state of Tamilnadu.
VIDEOTAPE 11615

Land of the Tiger
Washington, DC : National Geographic Society Educational Services, 1985. (59 min.).
Shows tigers stalking, capturing, and devouring prey; marking territorial boundaries; mating; caring for young cubs; languidly resting; and loudly voicing thier presence. Filmed on location in India.
VIDEOTAPE 3201

London and Calcutta
San Ramon, CA : International Video Network, 1990. (60 min.).
Great Metros of the World
Enjoy touring London, England and Calcutta, India via their metro transit systems. Discover their unique personalities, while learning about the history and politics surrounding the creation and development of their metro systems.
VIDEOTAPE 11677

Lord of the Dance
Chicago, IL : Home Vision, c1993. (57 min.).
Dancing; 2
This program examines the role of dance in religious ritual. Examples include Hindu dances in India, Yoruba dances in Nigeria, Christian church dances in Europe. Folk dances that stem from religious ritual where angels and people danced to glorify God.
VIDEOTAPE 8561 v. 2

Mahabharata
New York, NY : Parabola Video Library, c1989. (318 min).
An intimate film journey to the very heart of Indian mythology, religion, history, and thought. The central story is the family feud between two groups of rivaling cousins, the Pandayas and the Kaurayas, vying for control of the great empire of India. This struggle eventually culminated in a war of near total annihilation. Three volumes include: 'The Game of Dice', 'Exile in the Forest' and 'The War'.
VIDEOTAPE 4831

Mahatma Gandhi
[New Delhi] : The Fund, 1968. (25 min.).
Features Mahatma Gandhi's abiding faith in non-violence as an effective means to attain independence from Great Britain as well as his views on the adoption of a national language and the abolishment of untouchability and the caste system.
VIDEOTAPE 6924

Mahatma Gandhi: Birth of Satyagraha
[S.I : s.n., 1968?] (35 min.).
Biographical documentary of Gandhi's early adult life, including his time in South Africa where he became a leader in the fight against racial discrimination, endured imprisonment, and developed his style of asceticism and the doctrine of soul-force, satyagraha.
VIDEOTAPE 7798

Man who would be King
Farmington Hills, MI : CBS/FOX Video, c1989. (129 min.).
Feature film. Directed by John Huston.
Danny Dravot and Peachy Carnehan leave 19th century India and set out for the isolated, primitive land of Kafiristan, whose people havenÕt seen an outsider in hundreds of years. Peachy becomes lord of the kingdomÕs treasury, a huge chamber spilling over with limitless gold and priceless rare jewels. Danny is first crowned king, then, declared a god.
VIDEOTAPE 5856

Managing the Overseas Assignment
San Francisco: Copeland Griggs Productions, [1993?]. (29 min.).
Going International pt. 2
Shows specific problems Americans might have in doing business in such countries as Japan, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, England and India. Cultural taboos and accepted standards of behavior are explained by foreign nationals of the host countries. Strategies for improving personal performance in foreign business situations are described.
VIDEOTAPE 322

Masala
[New York] : Fox Lorber Home Video, [c1993]. (105 min.)
Feature film. Directed by Srinivas Krishna.
A black comedy about the god Krishna, summoned to earth by an old woman, a young ex-junkie named Krishna who is coping with the death of his family in a plane crash, and what happens when their paths cross. An interpretation of the Indian experience in Canada.
VIDEOTAPE 11210

Memories of Milk City
New York, NY : First Run Icarus Films, c1991. (10 min.)
South Ahmedabad, in the Gujarat region of India, is a troubled city; the recent sight of much communal violence. In this film the director, Ruchir Joshi, juxtaposes contemporary images with verse read by Madhu Rye to create a powerful but elegant lament to the cityj that once was.
VIDEOTAPE 11694

Menri Monastery
Berkeley, Calif. : Dauber Film Services, c1993 (25 min.).
Looks at the only remaining Bonpo monastery of the Menri lineage, established in the Himalayan foothills by refugees. The Bon are indigenous pre-Buddhist Tibetans whose cultural roots go back more than 9,000 years. The monastery has a 900-year unbroken lineage and serves as cultural as well as religious center for the refugee population. Some 120 monks and boys are associated with the monastery and its orphanage. The film includes scenes of rarely performed ceremonies, ritual chanting, worship with music, meditation, and fire offerings. Also includes historical footage from Tibet.
VIDEOTAPE 11714

Mere Jeevan Saathi
[Chicago, Ill : Facets Multimedia, 1990?]. (126 min.).
Feature film. Directed by Ravee Nagaich.
In Hindi with English subtitles.
A 'romance-comedy-musical-melodrama' about a poor artist's rise to, and sudden fall from, success.
VIDEOTAPE 7540

Mime and Theatre 'Indian Classical Dance'
[Ann Arbor?] : Michigan Media, University of Michigan, 1984. (24 min.).
A demonstration of Indian classical dancing in the Koochipudi and Bharatha Natyam styles Introduction, short story (Katha) -- Plate dance (Taranga) -- The frog princess (Mandooka Shabdam) -- Siva-Leela.
VIDEOTAPE 13087

Mirror of Gesture
[Berkeley, CA] ; University of California Extension Media Center, [1974]. (21 min.).
Focuses on the masterpieces in the Indian galleries of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Intercuts studies of Indian sculpture with dance sequences to emphasize the artistic correspondences between the two media and to demonstrate how effectively the rhythms of the dancer have been translated into sculptural form.
VIDEOTAPE 5077

Monuments to Progress: India: the Ironies of Empire
Chicago, IL : Films Inc., 1989. (101 min.).
Triumph of the West; 9-11
Shows how the Industrial Revolution marked changes as great as the French Revolution, bringing in unsettling Western ideas such as nationalism and socialism. Covers the age of industry, the Italian nationalist Garibaldi, and the French socialist Jean Jaures.
VIDEOTAPE 4589

Mother Teresa
[S.I.] : Petrie Productions, Inc.; 1986. (82 min.).
This award winning film follows Mother Teresa, the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize winner, into the worldÕs trouble spots from the war in Beirut to Guatemala under seige, from the devastated streets of Calcutta to the ghettoes of the South Bronx.
VIDEOTAPE 2540

Music and Dance of the Baiga people of Madhya Pradesh, India
[Mandla District, Madya Pradesh? : s.n.]; 1993. (40 min.).
A documentary film showing traditional ceremonial songs and dances of the Baiga people of Madhya Pradesh, India.
VIDEOTAPE 10696

Narmada Diary
New York, NY : First Run/Icarus Films, 1995 (60 min.).
A Narmada diary documents five years in the life of the Narmada Bachao Andolan (the Save Narmada Movement) which has spearheaded the agitation against the dam. In a situation where government resettlement and rehabilitation programs have proved inadequte and inappropriate.
VIDEOTAPE 12793

New View, New Eyes
New York : Distributed by Women Make Movies, c1993. (50 min.).
Presents the filmmaker's visit from her home in Canada to her father's family in India. An inventive twist on the travelogue, this essay challenges Western representations of India and engages the viewer intellectually, aesthetically and emotionally to reflect on home, migration and the function of art.
VIDEOTAPE 11660

North Indian Village
Chicago, Ill : International Film Bureau, 1955. (32 min.).
Uses a village in North India to illustrate the interdependence of people of different castes and to contrast modern and traditional forces.
VIDEOTAPE 7945

Origins of India's Hindu Civilization
Huntsville, TX : Educational Video Network, c1991 (22 min.).
Provides an overview of the history of the Indian subcontinent and the people involved in its development, as well as a basic understanding of Hinduism and its development through the centuries.
VIDEOTAPE 7009

Painted Ballad of India
Devizes, Wilts, England : Sussex Video; [198-?] (27min.)].
Music and society
Focuses on painters working on horizontal and vertical scrolls, then follows the singer/painter as he presents the tale depicted on the scroll.
VIDEOTAPE 6549

Passage to India
Burbank, CA : RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, [1987] (163 min.).
Feature film. Directed by David Lean
While on a trip in 1928 to visit her son, Mrs. Moore accompanied by her son's fiancee, becomes appalled at the treatment of the Indians by the ruling British government. Later, they befriend a native Indian who, over-stepping the accepted norms of his culture, invites the two ladies on an excursion. In a strange turn of events, he is accused of attempting to rape the young girl. Based on E.M. Forster's novel of the same name.
VIDEOTAPE 1974

Pather Panchali = Song of the Road
Columbia TriStar Home Video : c1996.
Apu Trilogy [v.1]
Feature film. Directed by Satyajit Ray
In Bengali with English subtitles
Story of a poor family in India and the misfortunes that befall them. The first film in the Apu trilogy.
VIDEOTAPE 12974

Peace and Development in the Third World
[Honolulu: UH Peace Crew], 1985. (30 min.).
Dr. Ariyaratne, founder and leader of the Sarvodaya Movement, Sri Lanka, and Major General Uban, founding president of the Vanguard for Peace Foundation, India, discuss the problems of peace and development in Sri Lanka and India.
VIDEOTAPE 739

Photo Wallahs: an Encounter with Photography in Mussoorie, a North Indian Hill Station
Berkeley, CA : University of California Extension Center for Media and Independent Learning, 1991. (60 min.).
The film focuses on the photographers of Mussoorie, a hill station in the Himalayan foothills of northern India whose fame has attracted tourists since the 19th century. Through a rich mixture of scenes that includes the photographers at work, their clients, and both old and new photographs, this film examines photography as art and as social artifact.
VIDEOTAPE 13146

Price of Progress
Oley, PA : Bullfrog Films, c1989 (54 min.).
Investigates massive resettlement schemes sponsored by the World Bank in India, Indonesia, and Brazil.
VIDEOTAPE 5725

Purulia Chhau: Masked Dance of East India
Tokyo : Mitsu Productions, [197-?] (30 min.).
One type of chhau masked dance from the Purulia District of West Bengal. Introduced here are two outstanding groups from Toran Village performing stories from Hindu mythology. Village scenes including the village which specializes in mask-making are also introduced.
VIDEOTAPE 8328

Raga
New York, NY : Mystic Fire Video, c1991. (95 min.).
Portrait of acclaimed sitarist Ravi Shankar, as performer and teacher, exploring his musical, spiritual and cultural roots and his path to musical mastery. Includes segments with Yehudi Menuhin, Laksmi Shankar and Bismillah Khan.
VIDEOTAPE 5354

Raga
Devizes, Wilts, England : Sussex Video; [198-?] (27 min.).
Multi-cultural music studies
Illustrates the complex Raga system of music and its foundation on simple folk songs and Hindu religious chants. Includes a performance of the devotional morning Raga Sindh Bhairavi, played by sitarist Halim Jaffer Khan.
VIDEOTAPE 1558

Raju and his Friends
London: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1988. (39 min.).
RajuÕs friendships with different people provide a map of contemporary Indian urban life in Jamnagar, western India.
VIDEOTAPE 4048

Ravi Shankar: the Man and his Music
Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities, c1994. (60 min.).
VIDEOTAPE 9846

Retooling a Tradition
Van Nuys, CA : Apsara Media for Intercultural Education, p1994. (47 min.).
A fictive documentary on the string puppetry of Rajasthan, India.
VIDEOTAPE 12851

Riddle of Midnight
[S.I.] : Public Media Video, [1990]. (79 min.).
On a return trip to his native land, author Salman Rushdie seeks to explain and explore the essence and conflicts of modern Indian society; introduces the disparate lives of three contemporaries, a politician, a homeless pavement dweller and a field worker.
VIDEOTAPE 4072

Road to Indian Independence
Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities and Sciences, c1993. (14 min.).
Archives of the 20th century
The program follows the bloody trail of Indian insurrection and Ghandhi's efforts to counter violence with non-violence; BritainÕs granting of independence to India in 1947; and show how, despite the best efforts of Gandhi and Nehru, the nationalist Indian movement, and the subcontinent was divided into two countries.
VIDEOTAPE 13073

Romany Trail
Newton, NJ : Shanachie Records, c1992 (120 min.).
Part 2 goes to India, to find what are believed to be the original gypsy families whose descendants migrated across the Middle East to Africa and Europe, and then goes to Eastern Europe, among the oppressed gypsy communities of then-Communist Europe.
VIDEOTAPE 9310

Roots in the Sand
San Francisco, CA: National Asian American Telecommunications Association, 1998. (57 min.).
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.
VIDEOTAPE 16533

Salaam Bombay!
Los Angeles, CA : Virgin Vision, c1989. (114 min.).
Feature film. Directed by Mira Nair
In Hindi with English subltitles
Krishna, a ten year old boy, has been abandoned in Bombay by his mother. He tries to earn money to go home while he lives in the streets.
VIDEOTAPE 2417

Sanskrit Drama
New York : Institute for Advanced Studies in Theater Arts, [between 1980-1986] (14 min.).
Styles of theater
Shows traditional Sanskrit drama using classic dance forms of India in the play ÔVision of Vasavadatta.Õ
VIDEOTAPE 7120

Science for Survial
Oley, PA: Bullfrog Films, c1995. (50 min.).
In English and Hindi with some English voice-over.
Activist and ecologist Vandana Shiva is the leader of a people's movement in India that opposes "reductionist Western science." She argues that the failure of the Green Revolution was due to the fact that Women's knowledge of traditional seed varieties was ignored. Shiva is devoting her scientific knowledge to proving that local farming methods, which recognize diversity and complexity in their polycultures, are vital to the survival of the Indian ecosystem. The film also looks at Dr. Sharadini Dahanukar who has set out to prove that ayurvedic medicine, which relies heavily on women's knowledge of plants and herbs, has scientific validity. Also the film looks at silk technology from the ultra-modern biotech laboratories where the cocoons are bred, through the ancient process of silk reeling, to the bustling auction halls.
VIDEOTAPE 17001

Searching Eye: with photographs and commentary by Mary EllenMark
Minneapolis, Minn : Media Loft, 1985. (24 min.).
Educational/Awareness Presentation
Mary Ellen Mark comments on her work of documentary photography. Included are images from her journeys to India, a mental hospital, the Puerto Rican Day Parade in NYC, and a prostitution home.
VIDEOTAPE 5051

Seraikella Chhau: Masked Dance of East India
Tokyo : Mitsu Productions, [197-?]. (31 min.).
Masked dance from Seraikella, a small town in the state of Bihar, India. Seraikella chhau displays a refined beauty in the tension created by the sublimation of the human body to its very limits.
VIDEOTAPE 8329

Shakespeare Wallah
Los Angeles, CA : Embassy Home Entertainment, 1987 (120 min.).
Feature film. Directed by James Ivory
The story of two lovers, Lizzie and Sanju. One belongs to an obsolete English travelling theatre group, the other is a rich young Indian playboy. Their affair -- sudden, electric, brief -- provides the pivot for a story about the decline and fall of British power in modern India.
VIDEOTAPE 2319

Shatranj ke khiladi
[199-?] (124 min.).
Directed by Satyajit Ray.
In Urdu with English subtitles
This colorful period drama about colonialism and indigenous culture is set in 1856 at the court of Wajid Ali Shah in Lucknow, the capital of Oudh. It features two parallel narratives: the first shows the interminable games of chess; the other dramatises the conflict between Wajid Ali Shah and General Outram, who represents Lord DalhousiesÕs treacherously implemented annexation policies.
VIDEOTAPE 13513

Sitara in Kathak
New York : Asia Society, [197-?] (30 min.).
Sitara, India's most celebrated Kathak dancer, performs an invocatin to the elepahn god Ganesha, as well as Tora Tukra, a pure dance form emphasizing time measure and different rhythmic patterns, Mayur Nritya, the dance of the peacock, and Tatkar, in which the intricate footwork display Kathak's complicated and varied rhythms.
VIDEOTAPE 937

Smita Shah and Kamala Cesar
New York, NY : ARC Videodance, c1986. (29 min.).
Eye on dance; no. 202
Tribute to Ratnsekhara Suri.
VIDEOTAPE 6300

Something like a War
London : Channel 4 ; 1993 (52 min.).
Presents the dilemma of population pressure in India, where the official policy of population control clashes with the cultural values surrounding childbirth.
VIDEOTAPE 11649

Sound of Wisdom
Cos Cob, Conn : Hartley Film Foundation, c1987 (113 min.).
A dynamic record of the historic meeting of musical practice of East and West, ancient and modern. 11 Tibetan Buddhist monks, practitioners of the tantric arts of Tibet, perform their ritual chanting accompanied by Tibetan bells, cymbals, trumpets and long horns. The monks are joined in concerts and symposia by American composers whose work is inspired by the sacred music of Tibet, India, and Mongolia.
VIDEOTAPE 1383

South Indian Classical Music House Concert with M.D. Ramanathan
Van Nuys, CA : Apsara Media, p1994 (60 min.).
Ramanathan was a gifted vocalist and composer remembered for his uniquely creative, sensitive, and unpredictable improvisational style. In this concert, he presents carefully selected gems of Karnatak music, including compositions by the greatest classical composers in Telugu and Sanskrit.
VIDEOTAPE 11544

Spices
New York, NY : Mystic Fire Video, [1990] (98 min.).
Feature film. Directed by Ketan Mehta
In Hindi with English subtitles
A woman eludes tax collectors and takes a job at a pepper factory in this acclaimed feminist tale.
VIDEOTAPE 5135

Stilwell Road
Sandy Hook, CT : Video Images, 1983 (46 min.).
Video yesteryear recording ; 114
The story of the 'forgotten theater' of WWII : China-Burma-India and the construction of the famous Stilwell Road. Contains actual combat footage.
VIDEOTAPE 7968

Story of a Musician: Yunus Husain Khan
Van Nuys, CA : Arundhati Neuman : p1994 (38 min.).
A documentary about social aspects of Indian music, about the musical features of a particular stylistic school known as the Agra gharana, and about the major representative of this style, Ustad Yunus Husain Khan.
VIDEOTAPE 11377

Stranger
New York : First Run Features, 1991. (120 min.).
Feature film. Directed by Satyajit Ray.
In Bengali with English subtitles
The story of Manmohan, a wise and witty world traveler who returns to Calcutta after 35 years to visit his niece, Anila. Although she has no memory of her uncle, Anila accepts the stranger's story. But her suspicious husband believes the man is an imposter who has come to claim an inheritance.
VIDEOTAPE 13583

Struggle for Democracy: Program 6
[Chicago?] : Public Media Video, c1989 (57 min.).
Citizenship in a democratic state carries with it not only rights, but responsibilities. This programs examines limits placed on citizenÕs rights in India, the Swiss belief in citizenÕs responsibilities, and womenÕs struggle for equal rights in Canada and in Iceland.
VIDEOTAPE 3706

Sudesha
New York, NY : Women Make Movies, c1983 (30 min.).
As women see it
'Sudesha' a woman who lives in the foothills of the Himalayas, attempts to organize the women of her village to save the forests from greedy timber merchants.
VIDEOTAPE 5924

Sword and the Flute
Film images, 1959. (24 min.).
Uses Indian music and Moghul aned Rajput miniature paintings in presenting four facets in the thinking of India : the courtly life during the reign of the Turkoman Muslim conqueror Emperor Akbar; the saintly life of the yogi and the respect shown the true ascetic; the spritual meaning of romantic love between man and woman; and the adored divine bridegroom, which is one of the symbols as represented by the Lord Krishna.
VIDEOTAPE 8567

Taj Mahal
Chicago, IL : Encyclopedia Britannica Educational Corp., 1981. (29 min.).
Tells the story of one of the greatest of all love stories and the monument built to commemorate that love. Establishes the reason for the Taj Mahal's existence, then traces the historical and romantic threads that led to this architectural masterpiece which so many have called perfection.
VIDEOTAPE 2013

Taj Mahal: the Story of Muslim India
Hunstville, Tex : Educational Video Network, c1991 (24 min.).
For more than 300 years, the Taj Mahal has stood as the symbol of the rich court life of the Moghuls and of Shah Jahan's love for his wife. This videotape examines Shah Jahan and the history of the waves of Muslim conquerors who swept over the mountains to rule the Indian subcontinent.
VIDEOTAPE 7010

Tea Fortunes
New York : Icarus Films, c1985 (54 min.).
Commodities
Discusses the British tea trade in China, India and Africa.
VIDEOTAPE 4996

Textiles and Ornamental Arts of India
Hollywood, CA : Distributed by Paul Cox, Classroom Film Distributors, 1955. (12 min.).
Records and preserves the essence of an exhibition of textiles and ornamental arts of India assembled by Alexander Girard and Edgar Kaufman presented at the museum of Modern Art, New York.
VIDEOTAPE 9172

There'll Always be Stars in the Sky: the Indian Film Music Phenomenon
[Newton, NJ] : Shanachie Records. c1992 (60 min.).
Beats of the heart
Behind the scenes in IndiaÕs Hollywood, with actors, singers, musical directors and others.
VIDEOTAPE 7652

Timeless Village of the Himalayas: a Pilgrimage to Deoprayag, India
Culver City, CA : Bakti Vision; 1989 (35 min.).
Perched on the rocky bank of the sacred Ganges, deep in the Himalayan foothills of India, Devprayag is a scenic holy place of old, where people of great purity still practice the Vedic rural life.
VIDEOTAPE 4240

Trip to Awareness: a Jain Pilgrimage to India
Cos Cob, Conn: Harley Film Foundation, [197-?] (28 min.).
Several students of Jain Master Munishn Chitrabhana tour several Jain temples in India with him. A comparison of Buddhism and Jainism is discussed.
VIDEOTAPE 7102

Undala
New York : Center for Mass Communication. Columbia University Press, 1968 (28 min.).
Shows the movement patterns and everyday tasks and handicrafts during the dry season in a village in northwest India.
VIDEOTAPE 7139

Visions and Sounds: Indian Classical Dance
[Ann Arbor, Mich.] : Malini's Dances of India Troupe, c1990. (25 min.).
Dance Divine Series
Thodat mangalam --Hand gestures -- Nritya mayur --Padam -- Foot rhythms --Thillana.
VIDEOTAPE 13585

Wedding of the Goddess
Madison : The Center, 1976 (76 min.).
In Tamil, with English subtitles
A two part documentary on the Chitterai festival in Madurai, India. Part 1 provides historical background on the annual festivall, and shows the reenactment of the marriage of the god Sundareshvra and the goddess Minakshi. Part 2 provides, through interviews with participants, an intimate picture of the proceedings of the 19-day festival.
VIDEOTAPE 8746

When Women Unite
India [?]: Drishti-C-DIT, c1996. (80 min.).
The story of an extraordinary social movement in rural India, a spontaneous grass-roots uprising by village women against the sale of arrack (state-supplied distilled liquor), which pitted them against village men, arrack contractors and the state bureaucracy, and which led after four hard-fought years (1992-1995) to the ban of arrack sales in Andhra Pradesh.
VIDEOTAPE 13326

White Gold, Black Market
New York : First Run Icarus Films, c1986 (30 min.).
Commodities; 1
Part one is history of the sugar trade in the West Indies and Brazil. It focuses on the slave trade. Part two discusses the history of the tea and opium trade in China, India, and Great Britain.
VIDEOTAPE 5098

Women in Politics
Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities, 1990 (23 min.).
Archive of the century
Highlights of the public life of women in positions of political leadership in countries throughout the world in the later twentieth century following women's sufferage. Includes Indira Gandhi, Margaret Thatcher, Imelda Marcos and Golda Meir.
VIDEOTAPE 7123

World of Apu
Culver City, CA : Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1996.
Apu trilogy [v.3]
Feature film. Directed by Satyajit Ray.
In Bengali with English subtitles
Tell of Apu, a struggling writer who, visiting the wedding of a friend's sister, finds himself the bridegroom when the husband-to-be is discovered to be insane. ApuÕs wife soon dies in childbirth and the shattered Apu, refusing to see his son, leaves to wander alone through the country. Several years later Apu's friend hunts him down and convinces him to return to his son.
VIDEOTAPE 12976

Yakshagana: Dance Drama of South India
Tokyo: Mitsu Productions, [197-?] (38 min.).
A dance drama form with a 44-year old tradition, yakshagana performed in the South Kanara Distict of the state of Karnataka is introduced here. In addition to its dance, song and improvisational dialogue, its colorful makeup and costumes and its female impersonators combine to create a dazzling world of the gods.
VIDEOTAPE 8314

Yakshagana: Dance Drama of South India: Makeup and Costuming in Yakshagana
Tokyo : Japan Foundation, c1981. (20 min.).
A dance-drama form with a 44 year old tradition, 'Yakshagana' is performed in the South Kanara District of the state of Karnataka. In addition to its dance, song and improvisational dialogue, its colorful makeup and costumes and its female impersonators combine to create a dazzling world of the gods.
VIDEOTAPE 230

Yakshagana: Dance Drama of South India: Ravana
Tokyo : Japan Foundation, c1982 (20 min.).
Ravana, a demon role in yakshagana is performed.
VIDEOTAPE 238

Yakshagana: Dance Drama of South India: Subhadra
Tokyo: Japan Foundation, c1982. (24 min.).
Subhadara, a female role in yakshagana is performed.
VIDEOTAPE 239


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