Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Date of Last Revision

2024-06-04 07:21:12


Biomedical Science

Honors Course

ART 499- 10578

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2023


The evolution and impact of Bollywood cinema follows its journey from silent films to contemporary masterpieces. Bollywood reflects India's rich cultural heritage while adapting to societal shifts and embracing progressive themes. From timeless tales of romance to modern explorations of feminism, LGBTQ+ rights, and mental health, Bollywood has evolved into a dynamic force for social commentary and cultural expression. Through integration of deep emotions and universally enjoyable music and dance, Bollywood transcends language and cultural barriers, captivating audiences worldwide. While facing setbacks such as lack of diversity, Bollywood is gradually embracing inclusivity and evolving with the times. By addressing taboo topics and promoting dialogue, Bollywood not only mirrors societal changes within India but also resonates globally, bridging understanding between Eastern and Western values. As Bollywood continues to break boundaries and inspire creative expressions, it remains a powerful medium for advocating positive change and shaping the collective consciousness of audiences globally.

Research Sponsor

Elisha Dumser

First Reader

Piya Chatterjee

Second Reader

A. Martin Wainwright

Honors Faculty Advisor

Laura Zinke

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