Our Asian Neighbours - India

Our Asian Neighbours - India
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Anokhi
The story of John Sing and his English wife Faith and their work in maintaining the traditional hand-printing clothing industry of the villages around Jaipur. They keep the art alive…
Bijan
A personal look at the life of Bijan Choudhury, an artist who lives in a village close to Calcutta. Thorough his painting we gain an inside impression of Calcutta and…
Bombay Movies
Vinod Khanna is one of the most popular Hindi movie stars in the large Bombay film industry. The film explores his life and work as a way of gaining insight…
Jyoti
A first-hand account of a twelve-year-old girl's daily life in a huge industrial complex on the outskirts of Bombay.
Padma - South Indian Dancer
A close look at a renowned teacher of classical Indian dancing in Madras.
Questions
The "God rich colony" is a huge industrial estate on the outskirts of Bombay. It is a self-contained company town where everything is provided for the factory workers and their…
Rana
The story of a young Muslim girl student living in a crowded section of Old Delhi. The customary veiling of women (Purdah) and impending marriage by arrangement are examined.
Puppeteer
Depicts the way of life of a traditional Rajasthan puppeteer in Udaipur today. Living in a tent on a street corner, Bansilal works in a suburban maharajah's palace, now converted…
Swami Shyan
A guru and his followers live in an ashram in Kulu Valley, within the Himalayas. This film gives the audience an insight into Indian spiritualism, ending with one of the…
The Village - A Village in Tanjore
A day in the lives of the people who live in the village of Thillaisthanam, Southern India, with a population of 1500. This village is the one examined thoroughly in…
The Village Economy - A Village in Tanjore
Mr Raghavachari own 20 acres of very productive paddy fields in the village of Thillaisthanam, Southern India. He employs many labourers who are not lucky enough to own their own…
Village Family - A Village in Tanjore
A young Brahmin girl teaches the vina, an Indian stringed instrument, to enable her to support her family and to put her sister through law school. Although educated, she resists…
Viney
In India it is usual for parents to arrange marriages between their children. Viney, a college teacher, agreed to this arrangement, even though she had only met her husband once…

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