This course will examine the role of film, visual media and spectatorship practices in the construction and narration of modern South Asia. In particular, this course will interrogate how modern South Asia has been produced and represented in different visual aesthetic forms such as popular film, arthouse cinema, documentaries, the graphic novel and contemporary digital media spaces such as YouTube. The course will introduce visual and media theories that frame the South Asian filmic and popular cultural forms, the intersections of South Asian visual media in the production of the ‘everyday’ in South Asia and the visual pleasures associated with these spectatorship practices.