Lucknow Through the Lens of Bollywood

A lecture by Robin Sukhadia

Sunday, October 10, 2010

LACMA: Los Angeles County Museum of Art

2pm – Bing Theater

5905 Wilshire Blvd • Los Angeles California 90036

In advance of LACMA’s forthcoming exhibition India’s Fabled City: The Art of Courtly Lucknow (December 12, 2010–February 27, 2011), join us for a presentation on the culture of Lucknow in films produced by directors of Hindi and Bollywood Cinema from the 1960s to the present. The lecture will examine, through a range of film clips and live tabla performance, the musical heritage of Lucknow and the romanticized portrayal of the city’s courtesans, Muslim nobility, and colonial history. Robin Sukhadia is a tablaplayer who trained under Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri, a master of the Lucknow musical tradition. He regularly lectures on the history of Bollywood film and music.

Sponsored or the Southern Asian Art Council.