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  • Sreevidhya Chandramouli with Poovalur Sriji: South Indian Classical Music from Oregon

    Sreevidhya Chandramouli plays the vina, a plucked Indian lute with a fret board spanning three and a half octaves. She was trained in the Karaikudi vina tradition, the only school of south Indian vina players that goes back more than ten generations. Also featured is Poovalur Sriji on the mridangam.

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009-08-20
  • Surati: Classical and Folk Indian Dance from New Jersey

    Surati performs Indian classial and folk dance from New Jersey, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Surati Dance Group
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008-11-19
  • Kalanidhi Dance: Traditional Kuchipudi from Maryland

    Kalanidhi Dance Company was founded in 2005. Its artistic approach is to explore creative and contemporary ideas through the vocabulary of Kuchipudi, while retaining the essence and integrity of the classical form. Dancers include Supraja Chittari, Ankitha Durvasula, Ramya Durvasula, Pragnya Thamire and Deviga Valiyil.

    • Contributor: Kalanidhi Dance Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2013-08-14
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    Delhi diary 2001 Catalog Record Only

    Documentary film attempts to understand the relationship between an iconic event and the rhythms of daily life in the city of Delhi by focusing on the Emergency 0f 1975-1977 and the anti-Sikh riots of 1984.

    • Contributor: Mazumdar, Ranjani
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001
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    Yao, the rice beer of Poumai / Catalog Record Only

    Making of Yao, rice beer, by Poumai, an ethnic Naga group of Manipur, India.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002
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    Koṭiyēt̲t̲aṃ / Catalog Record Only

    Sankarankutty, a village simpleton, lives a carefree life, indulges in childish pursuits, lives off the money given to him by his sister (working elsewhere as a servant), and eats quite voraciously. Then one day he gets married, but the wife is frustrated by his aimless lifestyle & irresponsible attitude (even after she gets pregnant). So she goes back to her parents. Meanwhile, his sister ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
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    Amjad Ali Khan : sarod recital. Catalog Record Only

    A filmed performance of sarod recitals based on various ragas of Hindustani music by Amjad Ali Khan.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
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    Fragrance of love / Catalog Record Only

    The film intercuts between interviews with eminent personalities from the Muslim community and a narration that is filled with poetry and verses from the Quran. The film embarks on a journey with a question about the relationship between Islam and India.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1998
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    An indivisible unity : a film on the contribution of Indian Muslims / Catalog Record Only

    Documentary on the role of Muslims in national mainstream of India in three parts in one DVD.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005
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    Khaḍgaṃ / Catalog Record Only

    The plot revolves around the brutal and inhuman acts of terrorism by the ISI elements in Hyderbad. The police of Hyderabad arrest a dreadful ISI terrorist Masood. In a bid to get him released, the Pakistan authorities train Azhar and send him across to Hyderabad to create riots and build communal tension. The rest of the story includes how the protagonists save the terrorist ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002
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    Camera three. Matteo and the Indo-American Dance Company / Catalog Record Only

    Matteo, a dancer-choreographer with wide interests in world dance and an expert in Indian dance, gives a lecture-demonstration of Indian dance, dances several pieces, and has his troupe of young Americans perform pieces both to Indian and Western music.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1970
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    Open frame. Are they potted plants? : the gulf wives of Kerala / Catalog Record Only

    An exploration of the predicaments of "gulf wives" left behind by their husbands in Kerala, and the social and psychological trauma that they have to undergo.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
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    Open frame. It's a boy! / Catalog Record Only

    Documentary on sex preselection and parental preferences in India.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008
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    Kālāpāni / Catalog Record Only

    The film is about freedom struggle and the lives of prisoners in British India who are brought to the Cellular Jail in Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
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    Connecting hearts : India's Africa e-network / Catalog Record Only

    On computer networking between India and various African countries to further ties between the countries; documentary.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011
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    Reaching out / Catalog Record Only

    On the various community development activities of Pradan, an Indian grassroots NGO.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003
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    Kaḷiyāṭṭaṃ / Catalog Record Only

    The story revolves round Kannan Perumalayan(Suresh Gopi),a theyyam artist, and Thamara (Manju Warrier), the beautiful daughter of the village head. While Unni Thampuran hates Kannan because he had a crush on Thamara, and Paniyan (Lal) who plays a Koomali (joker character in Theyyam) is jealous because he has the coveted role of Theechamundi which is being held by Perumalayan. Paniyan plants the seeds of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008
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    Shootout at Lokhandwala / Catalog Record Only

    Based on the shootout in Lokhhandwala, Bombay in 1992, when commissioner of police, Aftaab Ahmed Khan, shot Dawood Ibrahim's aides including Maya Dolas and Dilip Bua. This caused massive controversy after it was rumored that Dawood asked for the shootings to take revenge on his aides who has fallen out with him.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007
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    Do phool / Catalog Record Only

    The orphaned Poornima is consigned to the care of her grandfather by her uncaring aunt. Grandfather lives in isolation up a mountain with only goats and the boy goatherd, Jaggu, for company. Poornima enjoys an idyllic life until her aunt returns. Auntie has found a buyer for her niece. She is to become the companion of the wheelchair bound, Rupa. Forced to leave her ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
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    The Destruction of Hyderabad, India / Catalog Record Only

    Shows the destruction in Hyderabad, India, caused by the flooding of the Musi River on September 28, 1908. Pans the flooded districts, showing the main street, camel traffic, a tent which was probably set up as a hospital, and several people observing the damage.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1915
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    Natiyin̲ maraṇam = Death of a river / Catalog Record Only

    The live coverage of police atrocities on Dalits while on procession for the hike of salaries and various demands of Dalits who work in tea estates in Manjolai, Tamil Nadu. 17 Dalits drowned in Thamiraparani river during this incident while trying to escape the lathi charge of police.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1999
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    A healer is born : women, reproductive health, and self-help / Catalog Record Only

    A group of women in a drought-prone area near Pune learn how to take control over their bodies. And lives. And in the process, they come face to face with the powers that keep them the downtrodden, oppressed and voiceless"--Disc container.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1997
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    To their credit / Catalog Record Only

    Documentary film from Terravision on how the financial concept of Micro-finance helps those who are too poor to qualify for loans from traditional banks and how women in particular improve the social and economic life of families in rural India.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003
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    Rāvaṇahaṭhā, eka pāramparika lokavādya / Catalog Record Only

    Documentary on Rāvaṇahaṭhā, folk instrument of Rajasthan, India.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004
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    Ghare-baire / Catalog Record Only

    Explores the difficulties of women as they move into the modern world: in 1905, Great Britain partitions Bengal in order to separate the Hindus and Moslems. The populace mobilizes against the partition in the nationalist movement known as swadeshi. Western-educated Nikhil Choudhury, educates his traditional wife, Bimala, and encourages her to venture into the outside world. Nikhil introduces Bimala to his radical friend Sandip, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003