Human Studies Film Archives

Guide to the Jayasinhji Jhala and Roger Sandall films of India, 1980-1982


Collection ID:
Jhala, Jayasinhji
Sandall, Roger
Physical Description:
Film reels
color sound

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents
Collection consists of outtakes from a 1980-81 filming project in Dhrangadrha region, Gujerat, India by Jayasinhji Jhala and Roger Sandall. Film materials were edited into two films A ZENANA: SCENES AND RECOLLECTIONS and TRAGADA BHAVAI: A RURAL THEATER TROUPE OF GUJERAT. Collection also contains sound recordings.
Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.


Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from Jayasinhji Jhala in 1986.

Using the Collection

Conditions Governing Use
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Preferred Citation
Jayasinhji Jhala and Roger Sandall films of India, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution


Keywords table of terms and types.
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Human Studies Film Archives
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