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A Joe McCulloch Tour of Indian Film 101

A Joe McCulloch Tour of Indian Film 101

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This week is a special episode focusing on 2014 in the cinema of India, with your host Joe McCulloch (along with Sean "Shitty Excuse For Carl Reiner" Witzke).

01:46: Specifically, Part XVII of the Constitution of India provides that “Hindi in Devanagari script” is “the official language of the Union,” although English can still be used for Parliamentary purposes, among other governmental functions. Technically, there are 22 (rather than 23) languages listed in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution, but I've taken the liberty of adding English as an effective 23rd, given its official status in several Indian states, as well as its continued governmental function. Also, *I* speak English, and it is therefore the most important language.  
03:15: GREAT NEWS - Here I have confused the cinema of Pakistani Punjab -- which is based in Lahore, the capital city of Punjab province and the effective center of Pakistan's domestic film industry -- with the cinema of Indian Punjab, which is based

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