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R. Madhavan (left) and  Kangana Ranaut starred in "Tanu Weds Manu," a 2011 Bollywood romantic comedy that spawned a 2015 sequel.

Sociology Professor Explores India’s Bollywood Film Industry

India’s Hindi film industry, Bollywood, is the largest film industry in the world. Bollywood produces over 1,200 films and sells nearly 3 billion tickets worldwide each year. Located in Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay – hence the nickname Bollywood, the Hindi language film industry is known for its glamor, color, big budget shoots, fantastic locales and most importantly its song and dance sequences. Dr. Rucha Ambikar, assistant professor of sociology at Bemidji State University, will explore this vibrant world of Hindi cinema Dec. 2 as part of the university’s Honors Council Lecture Series.

Pictured: Vincent Staples-Graves (left) and Angie Gora, BSU's director of summer programs (right).

Bemidji State’s Summer Ojibwe Immersion Camp Wins National Award

Bemidji State University’s Ojibwe Language Summer Camp — Ojibwemowin Niibinishi Gabeshi — which offers a unique opportunity for students to become immersed in Ojibwe culture, has won the Innovative Award for Non-Credit Programs from the North American Association of Summer Sessions.

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