Preliminary abstract: My engaged anthropology project builds on the results of the Post-PhD grant I was awarded in 2008. Working closely with diverse filmmakers in south India, I undertook an ethnography of film production processes in the Tamil-language popular film industry. My engagement project has two components. First, I propose to work closely with a Tamil translator to produce a Tamil edition of the monograph that has grown out of my Wenner-Gren research. Second, I propose to undertake a book release strategy for a second edited book project that has grown out of this research, one that uses a single film as a medium to put forward the project's essential themes
Engaged Anthropology Grant
Johns Hopkins U.
Pandian, Dr. Anand, Johns Hopkins U., Baltimore, MD - To aid engaged activites on 'Engaging Vernacular Publics in an Anthropology of Cinema,' 2013, Chennai, India