Title: Using Kollywood movies to teach economic development

Authors: Feler Bose

Addresses: School of Business and Economics, Indiana University East, 2325 Chester Blvd., Richmond, IN 47374, USA

Abstract: Students are exposed to a variety of sources of information and entertainment during their undergraduate years, which presents opportunities since students are interacting with ideas and concepts in different settings. One such setting is international movies. Economic development is focused on developing countries; hence, when movies from developing countries are used in the classroom, they portray reality more vividly. This helps students learn about the developmental challenges confronting such countries. This paper looks at international movies in an economic development class, specifically Kollywood movies. The instructor was involved in the choice of Kollywood movies and provided guidance for each one.

Keywords: Kollywood movies; cross-cultural; Tamil; economic development; Bollywood.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPEE.2020.116472

International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education, 2020 Vol.11 No.4, pp.343 - 358

Received: 23 Nov 2020
Accepted: 28 Feb 2021

Published online: 14 Jul 2021 *

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