Daily Archives: November 24, 2012

“Every Thirty Minutes”/ “Freedom” (HUM415)

A very brief account some of the consequences of neoliberal “reform” in India:

http://www.democracynow.org/2011/5/11/every_30_minutes_crushed_by_debt

For deeper historical background to The White Tiger, see Michael Wood’s The Story of India in six episodes– especially part 6, “Freedom”– available through the library via Films on Demand.

Of interest: a short silent film by the Thomas Edison company on the defense of Lucknow during the Great Indian Uprising of 1857 (from the perspective of the British colonizers, of course):

http://www.colonialfilm.org.uk/node/1836

The evolution of a bhangra track:

https://analepsis.wordpress.com/2010/01/30/cultural-flow-and-indigenization-hum415/

Asian Dub Foundation’s “Naxalite”:

Arundhati Roy’s Walking with the Comrades