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Hinduism

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 105

Scope and Contents

The second segment in a three-part series on religion discusses Hinduism. The three stages of life of the average Hindu are examined: confirmation and preparation; discharge obligations; and in old age renouncing life and attempting to reach Brahman and rebirth. Shanta Rao, India's foremost classical dancer, performs ritual dances that are part of the religious Hindu observance. Filmed material includes Indians praying, making pottery, sewing, harvesting, and celebrating. G. L. Mehta, Indian ambassador to the U.S., discusses not only the Hindu religion but the life and influence of Mahatma Gandhi.

Dates

  • 1955

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Not available through inter-library loan. Contact AMNH Library Spcial Collections for terms of access.

Extent

1 Film Reel (30 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm.

1 Videocassette (U-Matic (30 minutes)) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

3/4 in., U-Matic, viewing copy

Other Finding Aids

Finding aid: script.

General

Original format: 16mm kinescope.

General

Originally aired May 15, 1955 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.

General

http://libcat1.amnh.org/record=b1139110

General

Ned Calmer, host; Joseph Scibetta, director; Robert Northshield, producer; Jac Venza and Shelby Gordon, assistant producers; Frank de Felitta, script editor; David Ebin, writer; Grover Cole, production design; Carl Schutzman, technical director; Myron Bleam, set director; Hal Anderson, light director; Shanta Rao, performer.

Title
Hinduism, 1955
Author
Iris Lee
Date
2018
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Research Library Special Collections Repository

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