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Course Co-ordinated by IIT Kharagpur
Prof. Anjali Gera Roy
IIT Kharagpur


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Globalization is one of the most talked about words in the contemporary world and dominates discussions in the media, academics and everyday life.  Cultural theorists have used the term to refer to political, economic, social and cultural transformations that have occurred in the last decade of the twentieth century.  It appears that everyone on the planet is affected by globalization but not in the same way. Yet most people have only a fuzzy understanding of what globalization means because of the number of things it means to a wide variety of people.  The different dimensions of globalization such as the rise of global capital and markets, new media and communication technologies,   dissolution of political borders, and growth of consumerist culture cannot be seen in isolation from one another.  But people tend to examine them separately or through the compartmentalized frames of different disciplines.

The course has three main objectives:

  • To provide a thorough grounding in the philosophical and theoretical debates on globalization
  • To examine the economic, political, social, cultural issues covered by the debate and their impact on contemporary cultures, particularly in the developing world
  • To enable students to understand competing definitions of globalization and to show that globalization’s effects are felt differently by different people




Globalization: Understanding Globalization.


Global Monocultural Invasion: Myth or Reality.


Travels of Dastan and Qissa.


Emergence of Asian Kool and Global Sonic Flows.


The Bollywood Invasion.


Birth of Indochic.


Globalisation and Resistance.


Globalisation and Identity.


Good command over English language.
Interest in Humanities and the Arts

  1. Anjali Gera Roy. Bhangra Moves: From Ludhiana to London and Beyond(Aldershot: Ashgate 2010)
  2. Anjali Gera Roy(ed). Travels of Bollywood Cinema: From Bombay to LA (Delhi: OUP 2012)
  3. Anjali Gera Roy(ed). Magic of Bollywood: At Home and Abroad(Delhi: Sage 2012)
  4. Anjali Gera Roy. Cinema of Enchantment: Perso-Arabic Genealogies of the Hindi Masala Film (Hyderabad: Orient Blackswan 2015)

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