• April 25, 2011

Ali Husain Mir – Romance and Revolution in Bollywood Songs: Politics, Language, and Religion in Hindi-Urdu Cinema

Bollywood lyricist and script writer Ali Husain Mir guides us on a wonderful, interactive tour of the history of Urdu in Indian cinema. Mir, also a professor of Management at William Paterson University, is the author of Anthems of Resistance, the definitive book on the All India Progressive Writers’ Movement; he is also an acclaimed lyricist and script-writer for Hindi and Urdu films (Iqbal, Dor). Mir’s oeuvre engages issues of religious minorities and secularism in South Asia.