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Film, Video Patronage and Power: Women Movers and Shakers in the Indian Subcontinent - Panel II: Begums and Maharanis

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Title

  • Patronage and Power: Women Movers and Shakers in the Indian Subcontinent - Panel II: Begums and Maharanis

Summary

  • Women in the Indian subcontinent are often associated with the smiling, singing and dancing actresses who appear in Bollywood films (Indian cinema). However, throughout history women in that region have played a significant role in the political, religious and cultural life of their society. The contributions of these women are the subject of a symposium titled "Patronage and Power: Women Movers and Shakers in the Indian Subcontinent," which was hosted by Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), the Library's Asian Division, the Asian Division Friends Society and the School of Advanced International Studies at The Johns Hopkins University. The symposium explored the role that women have played and continue to play in different sectors of South Asian society. Leading scholars addressed topics such as women and religion, Begums and Maharanis (female rulers and nobility), women leaders in India's independence struggle, and women and art. The event is made possible by the generous support of Walter and Mrinalini Andersen, Rama and Arun Deva, David Good of the Tata Group and Ranvir and Adarsh Trehan and the Trehan Foundation.

Names

  • Library of Congress
  • Library of Congress. Asian Division, sponsoring body

Created / Published

  • Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2007-04-20.

Headings

  • -  Biography, History
  • -  Culture, Performing Arts
  • -  Government, World Affairs
  • -  Culture, Folklife
  • -  Women's History

Notes

  • -  Group name: Patronage and Power: Women Movers and Shakers in the Indian Subcontinent.
  • -  Classification: General Works.
  • -  Classification: Social Sciences.
  • -  Various.
  • -  Recorded on 2007-04-20.
  • -  Researchers.

Medium

  • 1 online resource

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021688126

Online Format

  • video
  • image

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Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body Library Of Congress. Asian Division. Patronage and Power: Women Movers and Shakers in the Indian Subcontinent - Panel II: Begums and Maharanis. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -04-20, 2007. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021688126/.

APA citation style:

Library Of Congress & Library Of Congress. Asian Division, S. B. (2007) Patronage and Power: Women Movers and Shakers in the Indian Subcontinent - Panel II: Begums and Maharanis. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -04-20. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021688126/.

MLA citation style:

Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body Library Of Congress. Asian Division. Patronage and Power: Women Movers and Shakers in the Indian Subcontinent - Panel II: Begums and Maharanis. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -04-20, 2007. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021688126/>.