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"I Am Not Jamal" COM 440

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Transcript of "I Am Not Jamal" COM 440

"I Am Not Jamal"
By Pravin Rodrigues
COM 440
Serina Arellano and Wilson Velez Agenda Author's Biography
The Simplification of India and Asian Indians in the United States
Asian Indians and The Myth of the Model Minority
Asian Indians and India: Complex People in a Complex Country
Gandhi and Pacifism Versus Religious Violence and Nuclear Power
Spiritual Emphasis Versus Capitalism and Bollywood
(South) Asian Indian Complexity as an End to The Myth of the Model Minority The Simplification of India and Asian Indians in the United States Slumdog Millionaire film
"Well, we're just lucky we don't live in there"
Positive stereotype
Intelligent, gifted in math and science, polite, hard working, family oriented, law abiding, and successfully entrepreneurial.
Myth of the Model Minority Asian Indians and the Myth of the Model Minority Asian Indians and India: Complex People in a Complex Country Tarun Tejpal, the editor-in-chief of a national weekly newsmagazine in India, who 'is fond of telling foreigners that 'everything you think you know about India is correct. But the opposite is also true.'
With Gandhi and Pacifism Versus Religious Violence and Nuclear Power
"Father of the Nation"
The division of India in 1947 by British
With Spiritual Emphasis Versus Capitalism and Bollywood (South) Asian India Complexity as an End to the Myth of the Model Minority A Short Biography
of Pravin Rodrigues Born in Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay)
Roman Catholic
Indian father to an American child
Slumdog Millionaire film
"Identity is invented and contingent, not autonomous."
Stereotyped: "What is a Hispanic doing in India?" *MAMBAI Religion in India
All Indians are Hindus
Stigma
A third-world country (City of Joy in 1992)
Portrayed as poor, having traditional occupations, living in stereotypical places, and speaking exaggerated accented English

Labeling -Author of "Maximum City" a book applauded for humaneness
- On another hand, does not shy from pointing out all the ills of the city
- Comparison
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