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eBook / Article Title: Bollywood's India : a public fantasy
Author(s): Joshi, Priya
Year: 2015
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Innovation, entrepreneurship, and the economy in the US, China, and India : historical perspectives and future trends

Author(s): Shah, Rajiv, Gao, Zhijie, Mittal, Harini
Year: 2015
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The glass ceiling in Chinese and Indian boardrooms : women directors in listed firms in China and India

Author(s): De Jonge, Alice
Year: 2015
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eBook / Article Title: India's 'yoga ministry' stirs doubts among scientists
Author(s): Kumar, Sanjay
Year: 2014

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eBook / Article Title: Lonely Planet India
Author(s): Lonely Planet
Year: 2019
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Film Title: Killa
Genre: Drama
Year: 2014
Length: 108 mins
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Coping with the recent death of his father, 11-year-old Chinu moves to a small Konkan town from a big city because of his mother's job transfer. The introverted Chinu finds it difficult to adjust to his new home and finds himself alienated and reluctant to open up to its people.

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Film Title: Pather Panchali
Genre: Classics
Year: 1955
Length: 125 mins
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A depiction of rural Bengali life in a style inspired by Italian neorealism, PATHER PANCHALI's naturalistic but poetic evocation of a number of years in the life of a family introduces us to both little Apu (Subir Banerjee) and, just as essentially, the women who will help shape him…

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Film Title: Driving with Selvi: The Story of India's First Female Taxi Driver
Genre: Documentary
Year: 2016
Length: 53 mins
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Selvi, like so many girls living within India's patriarchal culture, is forced to marry at a young age, only to find herself in a violent and abusive marriage. One day in deep despair, she chooses to escape, going to a highway with the intention of throwing herself under the wheels of a bus. Instead she gets on the bus, choosing to live... and goes on to become South India's first female taxi driver.

We first meet 18-year-old Selvi at a girls' shelter in 2004 - timid, soft-spoken, a fresh runaway from a difficult life. Over a ten-year journey, we see a remarkable transformation as Selvi finds her voice and defies all expectations - learning to drive, starting her own taxi company, leading seminars to educate other women, and much more.Official Selection at the Movies that Matter Festival and the Raindance Film Festival.

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Film Title: A Darker Side of Fair
Genre: Documentary
Year: 2004
Length: 27 mins
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Shedding new light upon issues of global diversity, this documentary focuses on the extent to which a "fairness fetish" has permeated various levels of Indian society. Today in India fairness is a benchmark for beauty; marriages are decided on the basis of skin color; and fair means "lucky" whereas dark means"ugly." Fair skin as an ideal exists in all facets of Indian life: fashion, marriage, advertising etc.

Fairness is a serious business in India, one with intensely psychological ramifications. With a focus on the emotional and psychological impact, this film addresses the historical and contemporary factors that contribute to the pressures thrust upon Indian women by a society obsessed with fair skin.

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Film Title: Geography Now! India
Genre: YouTube Video
Year: 2017
Length: 19:10 mins
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