hinduism film recommendations

Raphael Voix raphael.voix at GMAIL.COM
Tue Sep 18 08:15:15 UTC 2012

Dear Colleagues, 

Here are two films that I use quite often in the introductory courses I teach on Hinduism : 
The Wages of Action, Religion in a Hindu village, a great film on popular hinduism in a village of Uttar Pradesh. It is easily divided into different section, which is useful when teaching. The classical (and marvelous) Satyajit Ray's Devi, The Godess, that find it very good to illustrate darsana. 
All the best, 

Raphaël Voix 

Le 18 sept. 2012 à 09:10, tatiana.oranskaia a écrit :

Dear colleagues,

sorry if the film "Vari - an Indian Pilgrimage" by the great ethnologist Guenther Sontheimer and Henning Stegmueller (1989 http://www.onlinefilm.org/de_DE/film/51112) has already been mentioned during this exchange of information.
It is one of the most fascinating and moving - in the best sense of the word - documentaries I have ever seen.

Best wishes

Prof. Dr. Tatiana Oranskaia
Abteilung für Kultur und Geschichte Indiens und Tibets
Universität Hamburg
Alsterterrasse 1
20534 Hamburg

Tel.: 040 42838 3387/85
Fax: 040 42838 6944
tatiana.oranskaia at uni-hamburg.de

Zitat von Lance Nelson <lnelson at SANDIEGO.EDU>:

> Colleagues,
> One of my favorites, though now a tad dated, is the BBC film "The Fourth Stage," which documents the deliberations of a retired Deccan Herald editor as he tries to decide whether he should follow a family tradition and take samnyasa in his old age.  Included is his pilgrimage to Srngeri (where he has an interview the Sankaracarya) and Banaras (where he observes a ritual initiation into samnyasa), as well as a fascinating discussion with his family ("We're all against your idea!).  Now available on DVD. See:
> http://www.southasia.wisc.edu/films/fourth.html
> Regards,
> Lance
> ______________________________
> Lance Nelson
> Theology & Religious Studies
> University of San Diego

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