PhD student in History at the Center for Modern and Contemporary world studies (CEMMC, Bordeaux University) Research unit, directed by Christophe Bouneau, Senior Research Fellow, Soraya Hamache is attached to the Centre for Indian and South Asian Studies (CEIAS) in Paris and currently based at the Center for Human and Social Sciences (CSH) in Delhi from September 2015 until June 2016. She is working on the history of the Indian film industry based in Bombay during the 1930’s-1950’s in interaction with other cities. She is focussing on its organisation, its innovations and its territories through the case of Prabhat Film Company in Pune which was a part of the emerging “Bollywood system”.

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