Indian Regionalism in Popular Culture Panel- Oct. 3 - 5

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Midwest Popular Culture Association
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Indian Regional Issues
India is a country with over a thousand separate languages, 6 major religions, and 28 states. Since independence in 1947, India has dealt with multiple issues related to the differences within its population. This panel seeks to investigate how these differences have been explored in popular culture. How was the Tamil community shown in Chennai Express, Kashmir in Roja, or Sri Lanka/Tamil in Madras Café? What about the national popularity of the Punjabi singers Yo Yo Honey Singh, Mika Singh, and Hard Kaur? Or southern dancers like Aishwarya Rai, Hema Malini, and Vyjantimala being embraced by the Hindi film industry?

Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference
Friday-Sunday, 3-5 October 2014 Indianapolis, IN

Submit paper, abstract, or panel proposals (including the title of the presentation) to the appropriate Area on the Submissions website ( Individuals may only submit one paper.

Please contact Margaret Redlich (DePaul University) at for further information.