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Southeast Asia Scholar Rochona Majumdar Discusses Oscar Contender Slumdog Millionare

Rochona Majumdar, Assistant Professor in South Asian Languages & Civilizations, commented on the Oscar nominated film, Slumdog Millionare in the Saturday, Jan. 24 Los Angeles Times.

“A lot of people felt it was bashing India, but I disagree,” said Rochona Majumdar, an Indian film expert at the University of Chicago. “We’re too quick to celebrate ‘Incredible India,’ she said, referring to an Indian tourism slogan. “But there is an underbelly. To say we don’t have problems is absurd.”

Read the full story here.

Majumdar also discussed the movie with blogger Satyam Khanna during the Feb. 5 edition of Tell me More on NPR.

Listen to the full audio of that discussion here.

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