Winter Quarter Work Outline…

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Wow, I didn’t realize it had been so long since I had posted! After taking a few weeks off in early/mid December, I started up with research again, this time by watching two Hindi movies (Aks & Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam) that had been partially filmed in Hungary. I made clips of these films (not sure if I can post these on the blog) in order to analyze them to see how Hungary is represented.This will help me add in a section breaking down specific moments in these films and analyzing the cultural implications of this filmic representation.

So the thesis is due on March 8th….yikes. My lofty goal is to have a full draft by the end of this month, and spend the last 5-ish weeks editing. Here is my work outline:

Winter Quarter 2011: Tentative Thesis Work Schedule

*tasks listed on the week I’d like to have them done by*


-reread Fall Draft, revise language, send to Nitin for critique

-set up meeting time with him


-incorporate film policy language into draft

-write film clip analysis section

-integrate screen shots

-re-outline whole paper with newly added portions


-develop critical aspect of neoliberalism portion

-figure out how to deal with culture as an industry (rather than intercultural dialogue)

-figure out any lit review additions w/ Appadurai?


-make language more succinct and active, especially in earlier/historical portions

-work on “cultural ramifications” ideas after Bollywood in Hungary portion

– smooth out transitions from one section to the next…consider cutting down heading #s


-blend in lit review portions w/ Appadurai “mediascapes”, Elmer/Gasher “national erasure”? etc

-ideas of diplomacy as a motivation for cultural production/distribution (through film)


-rewrite methodology with new additions in mind

-work more on smoother transitions


-make language more succinct and active à full draft read-through


-rewrite Introduction

-rewrite Conclusion

-rewrite Abstract


-check over all footnotes

-check over List of Works Cited

-read-through of entire draft


Final Draft due!!! (March 8th)

-figure out binding details, etc


“Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam” Screenshots

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Hungarian Cast from the movie end credits

Hungarian Production Crew from end credits

Shooting Locations, including Hungary

“Aks” Screenshots

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End credits acknowledgement to Indian Ambassador to Hungary

End credits list of shooting locations, including Hungary

First Full Draft Finished!

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Looking over it, I know there’s A LOT more work to be done in the next several months, but I finally have a full first draft – complete with a Works Cited page and footnotes 🙂 34 pages! Putting a 40-pg draft together over break doesn’t seem so bad now!

Article: India Trade Liberalization in the 1990s

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Bibliography Information: Krishna, Pravin and Devashish Mitra. “Trade Liberalization, Market Discipline, and Productivity Growth: New Evidence from India.” Journal of Development Economics 56.2 (1998): 447-462. Print.

This article talks about the liberalization policies from 1991 and how they affected India’s shift towards a more deregulated economy…

WoF, Introduction: The Wages of Freedom: Fifty Years of the Indian Nation-State (Partha Chatterjee)

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Chatterjee, Partha ed. Wages of Freedom: Fifty Years of the Indian Nation-State. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. Print.

  • “The combined effect of the activities of the developmental state and the mobilizations carried out through the democratic political process was a rapid widening and deepening of the reach of the state into society. From a long historical view, this would appear to be the most significant achievement of the Nehru era: to lay the institutional and ideological basis for the penetration of the nation-state into domains of social activity previously untouched by the state and into the lives of virtually all sections of the people of India” (9)
  • “The tensions would, however, begin to show in the 1970s when there would occur, under Indira Gandhi in particular, a centralization of the governmental functions in the hands of a politicized bureaucracy and, as a parallel process, a dispersal and fragmentation of political society in which newly mobilized groups would begin to make demands upon the developmental state by using the language of rights and self-representation” (17)

WoF, Chapter 3: Political Strategies of Economic Development (Prabhat Patnaik)

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Chatterjee, Partha ed. Wages of Freedom: Fifty Years of the Indian Nation-State. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. Print.

  • pre-WWI India was export heavy, with an economy focused on developing free-market policies
  • “The strategy of cordoning off the domestic economic space against easy penetration by metropolitan capital, of using the state in general, and the state capitalist sector in particular, both as a stimulant of growth and as a bulwark against metropolitan capital, was one that commanded wide domestic social support” (38)
    • during independence years, this was the general mindset, even going into the 1970s; it as criticized for being “inward looking” (39) but seen to be a way to strengthen the domestic production market
  • with agriculture, which was main department of production, there were huge government subsidies
  • mid 1980s: “The remarkable aspect of the policy of import liberalization of the late 1980s was that it was not necessarily tied in to a larger export effort; its principal immediate thrust was towards producing more goods, luxury goods, for the domestic market” (49)

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