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Temples of India

Temples of India 1938

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Temples of India 1938

11 mins United Kingdom Director. Hans M. Nieter

Though the version of Hinduism on offer here is like something out of the adventures of Indiana Jones, performed in the style of The King and I, the film does boast beautiful colour scenes of the temples at Mysore (Mysuru), Benares (Varanasi) and Belur. We also get to see a dancer performing Shiva's 'Dance of Destruction'. The film ends rather oddly with a moonlight trip to the Taj Mahal at Agra, the filmmaker appearing to forget that it was built by a Muslim emperor. Despite its limitations in objectivity and logic, Jack Cardiff's Technicolor cinematography lifts the film to a rather higher plane.

Directed by

Hans M. Nieter

Featuring

Menaka Indian Ballet

Genres

Travelogue

Tags

Bulls Relief carving Idols Kali Varanasi Temples Hinduism Mysore Holy Men British Raj Taj Mahal

Collection

West and Central India South India India on Film: 1899-1947

Released

1938

Country

United Kingdom

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