Thursday, May 23, 2013

Ava and I like this

I am learning about modern Hindi films from my four year old granddaughter Ava. I have not watched a single movie of Rajesh Khanna or Amitab Bachan or Shah Rukh Khan but I and Ava watch Hindi dance-songs together. When I asked her who the actor was she looked at me as if I were stupid and said 'Shaukkan' and the dance-song is 'dola re dola' about which Sangita Shresthova has written effusively in "Dancing to an Indian Beat:"Dola" Goes my Diasporic Heart". Here is it which both Ava and I like
P.S. Sangita Shreshtova's paper is behind a firewall but her thesis is accessible

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