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Films from the Raj

Synopsis
Compiled from amateur films held by the archive in the Centre of South Asian Studies, University of Cambridge. Designed to illustrate facets of social, domestic and administrative life in India from unique personal films taken by the British in India between 1925 and 1947. Also intended to contribute to the debate on the use of film in the teaching of historical and related social studies.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film; Film. 16mm. sd. b&w. 29 min.
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of production
1978
Availability
Hire (HEFVL)
Sale (Films from the Raj)
Documentation
Accompanying booklet places the films in their historical context, indicating the areas not covered by the extracts from the original films.
Subjects
History; Politics & government
Keywords
government; India; Raj

Credits

Producer
Mary Thatcher; Victoria Wegg-Prosser
Contributor
Christopher Bayly; Martin A Gienke

Distribution Formats

Type
Film
Format
16mm

Distributor

Name

Films from the Raj

Name

Higher Education Film & Video Library

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7393 1503
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
c/o British Universities Film & Video Council
77 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QJ
Notes
Catalogue available from British Universities Film & Video Council.

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