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SOAS South Asia Institute in the Media

 

"Girls, ‘dosti’ and love
Live Mint - 27/12/2015
Article by Professor Rachel Dwyer
The New York Times - 08/11/2014
"Though M.I.M. represents only a small slice of India’s Muslims so far, “it is part of a larger trend of greater assertiveness of religious identity in public life in India,” said Rochana Bajpai, senior lecturer in politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London."

Bigger picture
Deccab Chronicle - 13/11/2014
"For Rachel Dwyer, Professor of Indian Cultures and Cinema at School of Oriental and Africa Studies (SOAS), University of London, and an author of several books on Indian films, ‘behind the scenes’ has a completely different meaning."

‘Bollywood is cautious with politics’
The Hindu - 12/11/2014
"Film academician Rachel Dwyer, whose books and essays on Hindi cinema are widely cited in film journals across the world, rues the fact that there is very little scholarship on Tamil cinema, citing it as a reason for it not receiving much attention compared to Bollywood."

Indian Muslims Lose Hope in National Secular Party
The New York Times - 08/11/2014
"Though M.I.M. represents only a small slice of India’s Muslims so far, “it is part of a larger trend of greater assertiveness of religious identity in public life in India,” said Rochana Bajpai, senior lecturer in politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London."

Modern India via Bollywood
Business Standard - 14/10/2014
Review of Professor Rachel Dwyer's book 'Bollywood as a Guide to Modern India'

Mumbai Airport Slum Removal Sought by India Over Terror
Bloomberg - 11/09/2014
"Local political considerations are a factor that will tend to slow slum clearance, said Burzine Waghmar, who is on the academic staff of the South Asia Institute at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London."

Protests in Islamabad
Monocle Radio - 01/09/2014
Burzine Waghmar a guest on the programme.

No coup yet in Pakistan shows progress as politicians battle
Bloomberg - 22/08/2014
"The military “will have to invoke some dressed-up doctrine of necessity in the name of public law and order to eject him,” Burzine Waghmar, an academic at the Centre for the Study of Pakistan at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, said in an e-mail. “It really comes down to what arrangement Sharif has reached with the army chief.”

Bollywood Hamlet set in Kashmir likely to cause controversy in India
The Guardian - 25/07/2014
"The contemporary interest in Shakespeare in India is part of a long tradition reaching back to the 19th century, when popular theatre troupes performed his plays, said Rachel Dwyer, professor of Indian cultures and cinema at the University of London. Film-makers also adapted his work during the colonial period of British rule."

Why Meena dissed Chetan
Mid Day  - 24/07/2014
"It’s bound to be a celebration for cinema buffs, Bollywood A-listers and all those on the fringes of both who can read without moving their lips when SOAS academic and Bollywood expert Rachel Dwyer releases her newest tome on the subject, delightfully called Picture Abhi Baaki Hai next week in Mumbai."