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Fostering Inclusivity in Indian Cinema: My Insights at India Foundation's Roundtable Discussion

Updated: Dec 12, 2023

I recently participated in a roundtable discussion organized by India Foundation on "Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity in Indian Cinema". The event, chaired by Shri Guru Prakash Paswan, provided a platform to emphasize the importance of inclusivity in the film industry for equal representation of all groups from varying backgrounds. As an Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham and a member of various commissions in Australia, I shared my experiences and perspectives on enhancing diversity in cinema, aligning with the broader goals of social equality and cultural inclusivity.

Round Table (Opening notes, and moderation): Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity in Indian Cinema Organised by India Foundation, New Delhi, India Date: 21st August 2023

I was invited by the India Foundation to lead and moderate a Roundtable Discussion titled "Equality, Diversity, and Inclusivity in Indian Cinema." I commenced by presenting an overview of EDI issues, exploring both the challenges and potential within Indian cinema, and then facilitated a roundtable discussion on the subject.

The India Foundation is a distinguished research center dedicated to examining the myriad challenges and prospects confronting the Indian polity. Guided by the civilizational perspective of a progressing society, the Foundation endeavors to comprehend modern India within its broader global milieu.

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