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  1. Buddha, The (2010)

    Director
    David Grubin
    Subject
    Religious studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 120 minutes), $24.99

    THE BUDDHA, a two-hour documentary from Emmy Award winner David Grubin, relates the life of the Indian sage who famously gained enlightenment as he sat beneath a fig tree two-and-a-half millennia ago. This...

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  2. Challenges of Urbanisation (2009)

    aka: Challenges in Urbanisation: Inequality in Bangalore

    Subject
    Geography
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 PAL, 40 minutes), £45.00

    An up-to-date, adaptable and engaging resource for the learning and teaching of development, poverty and inequalities. It takes Bangalore as a case study and looks at the causes and impacts of urban poverty,...

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  3. Energy Security: India’s Sustainable Solutions (2009)

    Subject
    Development studies; Energy; Geography
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 28 minutes), £49.00

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  4. Calcutta Calling (2008)

    Director
    André Hörmann
    Subject
    Business studies; Geography
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 17 minutes), £15.00

    "Business Process Outsourcing" is the fastest growing industry in the world. In India, approximately 350,000 people are currently working in call centres to maintain the contact between western companies and...

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  5. Indian Miracle, The (2008)

    Subject
    Development studies; Economics; Geography; Social sciences
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1, 49 minutes), $295.00

    The new India has a high-tech, highly-skilled economy growing at an incredible nine per cent a year. Its universities are churning out thousands of highly qualified science and computer graduates working in...

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  6. Killer Bargain, A (2008)

    Director
    Tom Heinemann
    Subject
    Agriculture; Environmental science; Geography
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 57 minutes), 28 euros

    A critical look at the cotton industry in India. Multinational companies are involved in promoting the extensive use of pesticides, many of which are banned in the western world. The bleaching and dyeing...

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  7. Black Mountain (2008)

    Director
    Charlotte Whitby-Coles; Amin Hajee
    Subject
    Anthropology; Religious studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 PAL, 84 minutes), £50.00

    A once unremarkable site of multi-faith pilgrimage to a Sufi Saint has been transformed and its local history rewritten. This film documents the journey of Charlotte, a student undertaking her PhD research...

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  8. Gandhi’s Children (2008)

    Director
    David MacDougall
    Subject
    Anthropology
    Distribution
    Sale Hire, DVD (Region 0 PAL, 185 minutes), £50.00 (£15 hire)

    A monolithic building on the outskirts of Delhi provides food and shelter for 350 boys. Some are orphans, some have been abandoned, others have run away from home. About half are held under a court order,...

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  9. Last Days of the Raj (2007)

    Subject
    History

    This drama-documentary, filmed entirely on location in India, charts the events of six traumatic months in 1947 that saw the end of the British Raj. Lord Louis Mountbatten arrived in India in March 1947 as...

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  10. Partition (2007)

    Director
    Ken McMullen
    Subject
    Film Studies; History; Literature; Politics & government; Religious studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 PAL, 78 minutes), £12.99

    An intense drama based around the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947 and the transfer of power from British to Indian hands. Based on Saadat Hussan Manto’s famous short story about partition,...

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