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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät - Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften

Reyazul Haque, M.phil.

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Name
Reyazul Haque M.phil.
E-Mail
Reyazul.Haque (at) zmo.de

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Phd Project

Movements and Concepts: Production of Images of India in GDR Newsreels

   

 

Abstract

In post-war East Germany and then in German Democratic Republic (GDR), India featured prominently in newsreel film productions. Through these films, that were screened in cinema houses during interludes of main feature film and that claim authenticity of being an eyewitness, specific kinds of images of India were produced. In this study, I am looking at newsreel productions of this period as a strategic cinema device that have deep influences in the Cold War politics and I seek to analyze the representation of images of India in GDR newsreels to understand how the emerging trends of that period bring India closer to the cultural and political requirements of this East German country in its efforts of find an identity and justify its political existence in the turmoiled period of the last century. I try to see the extensive use of visual images of India in the making of newsreels as a case of what can be called "entangled cinematic collaboration", as they represent entangled gazes of India and GDR in making this cinema culture, but also they propose an enquiry into the collaborative possibilities among transnational individual subjects.

 

Research Interests

Cinema Studies, Media and Aesthetics, Cold War

 

Regional Focus

India, German Democratic Republic (GDR)

 


Academic Degrees

 

  • 2018: M.Phil. in Theatre and Performance Studies, School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 
  • 2014-2016: M.A. in Arts and Aesthetics, School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 
  • 2010-2014: B.A. in Spanish, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
     

Academic Positions

  • since 2018: Research Fellow at Leibniz-ZMO

 


Publications

 

Essays:

  • 2018: "Eduardo Galeano: Kahaniyan Sunati Hai Dastan", vol.24, January-March 2018, Doaba, ISSN: 2349-3887
  • 2017: "Ngugi Wa Thiong’O, Wizard of the Crow aur Qisson ki Jadugari", vol. 81, January-September 2017, Pal Pratipal.
  • 2017: "Kranti Ki Yaden: Smarakiya Vichardhara Se parey", with Soumyabrata Choudhury, Samayantar, Feb 2017, ISSN: 22490469
  • 2016: "Ek Nayi Subah Ka Sangharsh aur Akhiri Khat", Samayantar, Feb 2016, ISSN: 22490469
  • 2016: "Itihas Par Nazar, Bhawishya Par Dawa", Pal Pratipal, 79.
  • 2015: "Eduardo Galeano: Andheri Adalaton Mein Sahas Ki Gawahi", Alochana, 54 (April-June 2015), ISSN: 22316329

 

Translations:

  • 2018: Pablo Neruda, Sawalon Ki Kitab, Gargi Prakashan, New Delhi, 2018, ISBN: 8187772662
  • 2018: Eduardo Galeano, Qisson Ka Shikari, Gargi Prakashan, New Delhi, 2018, ISBN: 8187772654
  • 2018: Bertolt Brecht, Janab Keuner Ki Kahaniyan, (Ed.), Gagri Prakashan, New Delhi, 2018, ISBN: 8187772468
  • 2018: Ngugi Wa Thiong’O, Kaue Ka Jadoogar, Adhar Prakashan, Panchkula, 2018 (to be published)
  • 2018: Alain Badiou, “Academic Chintan ki Dhundh Se Aagey”, Samayantar, Feb 2018, ISSN: 22490469
  • 2018: Soumyabrata Choudhuri, “Tarkik Apman ka Qayda”, Samayantar, June 2018, ISSN: 22490469
  • 2016: Arundhati Roy & John Cusack, Baten Jo Kahi Ja Sakti Hain Aur Nahin Kahi Ja Saktin, Juggernaut Books, Delhi, 2016, ISBN: 9789386228154.
  • 2016: Eduardo Galeano (author), Reyazul Haque (ed.), Aag ki Yaden: Chuni Hui Rachnayen, Gargi Prakashan, Delhi, 2016, ISBN: 8187772417
  • 2016: Anand Teltumbde (author), Rubina Saife (ed.), Reyazul Haque (trans.), Janvadi Samaj aur Jati ka Unmoolan, Aadhar Prakashan, Panchkula, 2016, ISBN: 9788176755313 [Hindi]
  • 2013: Khaled Hosseini, Hazaron Damakte Aftab, Penguin Book, New Delhi, 2013, ISBN: 9780143415879
  • 2012: Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner, Penguin Book, New Delhi, 2012, ISBN: 9780143415862

 

Talks:

  • 2019: "A Witness to History: A Witness to History: Production of Images of India in GDR Newsreels", Paper presented at Annual Conference of German Studies Association, Portland, October 2019
  • 2019: "A Breach in Mimesis: Representation, Identification and Urban Modernism in a Caste Society", Paper presented at World Congress of International Federation for Theatre Research, Shanghai, July 2019
  • 2019: "Movements and Concepts: Production of Images of India in GDR Newsreels" 16.05.2019, University of Marburg, Workshop Cultures of Archival Research
  • 2019: "Nation, Alienation and Cinema in Colonial India: A Case of Indo-German Entanglements", 22.01.2019, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, paper presented at History Research Group Seminar
  • 2018: "A Witness to History: A Witness to History: Production of Images of India in GDR Newsreels", 21.12.2018, Humboldt University, a workshop on The Politics of 'doing' Culture: Entangled India and the German Democratic Republic during the Cold War
  • 2018: "Conversion as a Social Gestus: Distantiation, Identity and Belonging in a Caste Society", Paper presented at World Congress of International Federation for Theatre Research, Belgrade, July 2018.
  • 2018: "Ambedkerite Conversion as a Social Gestus: Distantiation, Identity and Belonging in a Caste Society", Paper presented at National Conference on Cultural Practices of Labour in Migration at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Patna and Department of English, Patna University, April 2018.
  • 2018: "Brecht, Ambedker and a case of annihilation of Caste", Paper presented at XIV International Conference of Indian Society of Theatre Research, Wardha, January 2018.
  • 2017: Participated in [sic!] Summer Institute Cologne 2017, Cologne University, Germany.
  • 2017: "Caste, Culture and Criticality: a brief note on practices of the Left", Paper presented in Cultures of the Left colloquium, JNU, April 2017.

 

Media Articles:

  • 2019: Reyazul Haque, Rohith Vemula: Mulk ke vivek par ek chitthi ki dastak ke teen saal, The Wire (Hindi), 17 January 2019
  • 2019: Reyazul Haque, Rohith Vemula: Mulk ke vivek par ek chitthi ki dastak ke teen saal, The Wire (Urdu), 17 January 2019
  • 2019: Reyazul Haque: Pradhanmantri se lekar mantriyon aur netaon ke 'chaukidar' ban jane ke kya mayane hain, The Wire (Hindi), 06 April 2019
  • 2019: Reyazul Haque: Nagrik hone ka arth keval zinda rahna aur vote dalna bhar rah gaya hai, The Wire (Hindi), 24 April 2019
  • 2019: Reyazul Haque: Kya hai bhasha aur bhoogol ka sambandh, Oxford University Press blog (Hindi), 21 May 2019
  • 2019: Reyazul Haque: Bhasha Mein shabdon ka chunav, Oxford University Press blog (Hindi), 30 April 2019