Sleeping Vishnu, Prowling Camera: Hindu Mythology in the Media Age
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Vamsee K. Juluri, Ph.D., Professor, University of San Francisco
For nearly 100 years, movies and other mass media in India have retold the stories of the gods and goddesses of Hinduism. Through spectacular feature films, TV series, cartoons, comic books and novels, generations of Indians have found their favorite legends brought to life in different forms. Read more »
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