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1.

Haathi Mere Saathi

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A boy is attacked by a panther and an elephant named Ramoo leads a band of elephants that save the boy. The boy Raju, and Ramoo the elephant bond for life. The film story follows Raju through the loss and regaining of fortune and love. When he is married and settled, Raju's family threatens the bond between man and elephant.
DVD
2005; 1971
Clemons (Stacks)
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Basmati Blues

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In this musical comedy, Linda Watt, a sheltered but brilliant young scientist is plucked out of her company's lab and sent to India by her CEO to sell "Rice 9," a genetically modified rice she's created, unaware that the rice will destroy the Indian farmers she thinks she's helping.
DVD
2018; 2017
Clemons (Stacks)
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Pyaasa

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This story is about a very hearty poet named Vijay, played by Guru Dutt, who is talented at writing awe-inspiring poems with deep meanings. Out of tough luck, he is not able to pursue the publishers to publish his work. Because his family has a very low income, his passion for poetry becomes a luxury and an obvious reason for his brothers to oppose his work. His brothers want him to find employment so that he can support the family financially but Vijay's heart doesn't want to recognise this mundane issue. This is the reason why he resorts to alcohol as an escape from the mean world and ends up in a brothel. Here, he finds a professional prostitute named Gulabo, played by Waheeda Rehman. Gulabo is very different from other prostitutes and has a heart of gold. She listens to Vijay's p [...]
DVDBlu-Ray
2017; 1957
Clemons (Stacks)
4.

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

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Ayan falls in love with his soulmate, Alizeh, but she doesn't reciprocate the feeling. Later, a relationship with another woman named Saba helps him realize Alizeh's value in his life, irrespective of their relationship status.
DVD
2016
Clemons (Stacks)
5.

The Man Who Knew Infinity

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Growing up poor in Madras, India, Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar earns admittance to Cambridge University during WWI, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his professor, G.H. Hardy.
DVD
2016; 2015
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Ḍeḍha Ishqiya 1 1/2

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Dedh Ishqiya visits an arts festival in Majidabad, where his old nemesis Khalujan is masquerading as the Nawab of Chandpur and not looking only to impress with his alleged poetry, but also to seduce a widowed patron of the arts, who seeks to remarry--preferably, to marry a poet. The plot thickens, of course, and between lavish musical numbers, action sequences and love scenes, Dedh Ishqiya triumphs over adversity--or does he?
DVD
2014
Clemons (Stacks)
7.

Najma: Najamā

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Yusuf is the son of a prominent doctor and is aspiring to be one like his father. He falls in love with beautiful Najma. But his father arranges his marriage with Razia, an illiterate village Belle. Najma, realizes that fate has not intended them to marry and gives her consent to an arranged marriage. But, eventually, one day Razia comes to know about Yusuf's and Najma's past and so does Najma's husband and from then on their lives are tossed in an emotional turmoil.
DVD
2013; 1943
Clemons (Stacks)
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World Religions: Vol. 2 Wisdoms of India

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Elda Hartley journeys to India to study Hinduism and Jainism and explore their impacts on Western spirituality and science. India and the infinite: Professor Huston Smith examines Hindu wisdom. Hinduism and the Song of God: Words of the Bhagavad Gita brought to life. Trip to awareness: Explores the philosophy and arts of the Jains' faith tradition. Evolution of a yogi: Metamorphosis of Richard Alpert, psychologist, into Ram Dass, American mystic. Biofeedback: Dr. Elmer Green pioneers the mind-body therapies blending yoga and Western technology.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
9.

Division of Hearts

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The British division of colonial India into Pakistan and the Republic of India caused tremendous loss of life and relocation of millions of people. After centuries of coexistence, Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims fell victim to mutual suspicion as violence and murder swept through the countryside, and village populations changed overnight. In this film, ordinary people from Pakistan, India and Bangladesh tell this history and recount their own tumultuous experiences.
DVD
2007; 1987
Clemons (Stacks)
10.

Dadi's Family

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Presents an intimate portrait of several generations of women in a village family in India. Focuses on a grandmother in a Jat farm family in Haryana, and gives her viewpoint as well as those of her daughters-in-law. Tells how they perceive their various roles, enjoy the benefits of family life, and cope with family crises and with changing society at large.
DVD
2010; 1981
Clemons (Stacks)
11.

2 Million Minutes

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Examines the daily lives, pressures, and ambitions of six high school students in the US, China, and India, and their future prospects in the global economy.
BookDVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
12.

WAQT: The Race Against Time

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Waqt is the story of a father and a son between whom there is a special bond. Unlike many other father son relationships, these two are more like friends. On the surface the father's life seems like something every man would crave for; a great and profitable business, a loving son and a caring and dutiful wife, or so it seems. His efforts to turn his son into a more responsible individual cause a growing rift between father and son.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Mr. And Mrs. Iyer: Emotions Under Curfew

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A Muslim wildlife photograher and a married south Indian Brahmin are thrown together during a short journey that changes their lives.
DVD
2003
Clemons (Stacks)
14.

Nehru or Tomorrow, India

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Traces the growth of India from colonial feudalism to a modern industrialization; discusses the contributions of Nehru and Indira Gandhi to India's development.
VHS
1996; 1972
Ivy (By Request)
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Breaking the Caste

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Fathima Burnad is fighting to change a social structure that has existed for 3,000 years. The caste system in India has created apartheid-like discrimination. Although child labor is common and women have few rights, worst off are the 160 million people in the landless, lowest caste -- the Dalits or "untouchables. They live without access to basic necessities and are often targets of violence. Fathima's aim is to empower these people -- her people -- by encouraging them to take action through grass-roots organizations and rallying the support of international communities behind her cause. Member of a series: Fearless Series: Stories from Asian Women.
Online
2003
16.

Gift of a Girl

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This powerful and moving film explores the complexity of female infanticide in southern India and shows steps that are being taken to eradicate the practice. Every year in India thousands of baby girls are killed. Partly this is because of the dowry system which makes a daughter a liability to a family. In a country where being a woman means living a life of hardship, the murder of female infants may be seen by the mothers as being a humane solution. There is even the widespread belief that if a baby girl is killed, then the next baby will be a boy. URISE, a non-governmental agency, is working in the villages to promote the idea among women that female children are equal in the eyes of the law and can be an asset in the family. They have set up associations called sanghams to support [...]
Online
1998
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Arranged Marriages

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Westerners have always been averse to the idea of arranged marriages, holding up the "love match" as the ideal. In this film, a young, divorced European explores attitudes among the educated Indian couples of her acquaintance, asking them how they met and married their spouses. What emerges is an engaging portrait of young marrieds who have striven for personal happiness within a social system which would seem to negate these considerations. In India marriages are a family matter; the best interests of the family often govern the arrangements. Romance is not usually a consideration, nor are the feelings of the couple. We are taken to a marriage bureau, where earnest parents look over the qualifications of potential mates for their children; education, caste, religion, profession, phy [...]
Online
2002
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Beasts of Burden

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India's cities are thronged with faceless rickshaw workers. This film puts a human face on those at the low end of the caste system whose only chance to eke out a bare subsistence for their families is to do the work done by beasts of burden in more affluent societies. The film follows Jadav as he leaves his drought-ridden village without luggage or money. Arriving in Calcutta, he finds people living in the train station and the streets. Although he feels humiliated to apply for the job as rickshaw puller, he sees no alternative. He meets men who have been pulling enormous loads for twenty years, who have developed lung problems and impaired vision. Other men sell their blood, often tainted, in order to feed their families. People even buy and sell the cadavers of those who died in t [...]
Online
2001
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Caste at Birth

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Few Westerners realize the grave situation of India s "untouchables." There are 150 million of them who live a segregated life. They cannot own land or get an education and are condemned to the most menial jobs, such as sweeping streets, cleaning toilets, or butchering animals. In the villages they are subject to abuse, sometimes killed for minor slights to the landowners. From birth, all alternatives are closed to them. While the government has tried to improve the condition of the untouchables, these attempts have been met by strong resistance. Upper caste Hindus profit from this source of cheap labor. In addition, the Hindu notion that the untouchable is impure is deeply ingrained. However, a few leaders have arisen from their ranks, who work for change.
Online
1991
20.

Children of Tibet: The Exile Generation

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Each year hundreds of Tibetan children risk their lives fleeing Tibet in search of a freer life and an education in India. The Tibetan Government has established schools for young refugees throughout India to provide them with a chance to learn about their own culture and religion and to be educated in their own language. Children of Tibet tells the remarkable story of three of these determined children who make the perilous journey across the Himalayas to India. Told in their own words, the children journey in the care of guides who take them by foot in the winter, leaving their families behind. Many others who went before them died in snowstorms in the mountains; others lost toes or feet to frostbite. Upon arriving in India not everything is as easy as the children expected. They d [...]
Online
2006