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Narratives of gendered dissent in South Asian cinemas

Alka Kurian 1963-


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  • Title:
    Narratives of gendered dissent in South Asian cinemas
  • Author: Alka Kurian 1963-
  • Description: Introduction -- Class, caste and social exclusion. Subalterneity and resistance in Shyam Benegal's Nishaant and Manthan -- Radical politics and gender in Govind Nihalani's Hazaar chaurasi ki ma, Sudhir Mishra's Hazaaron khwaishein aisi, and Sanjiv Karambelkar's Lal salaam -- Nationalism, religion, and identity. The politics of Hindutva in Nandita Das' Firaaq, Rahul Dholakia's Parzania, and Rakesh Sharma's Final solution -- Gender, home, and displacement in Sabiha Sumar's Khamosh pani, Shoaib Mansoor's Khuda kei liye, Shyam Benegal's Mammo, and Meena Nanji's A view from a grain of sand -- Nationalism and ethnic struggle. Subjectivity, choice, and feminist agency in Santosh Sivan's The terrorist and Beate Arnestad's My daughter the terrorist -- Heteronormativity, "difference", and the construction of a subversive femininity. Gender, identity, and the diaspora in Gurinder Chadha's Bhaji on the beach and Sarah Gavron's Brick lane -- Conclusion.
    This book conducts a post-colonial, gendered investigation of women-centred South Asian films. In these films, the narrative becomes an act of political engagement and a site of feminist struggle: a map that weaves together multiple strands of subjectivity-gender, caste, race, class, religion, and colonialism. The book explores the cinematic construction of an oppositional narrative of feminist dissent with a view to elaborate a historical understanding and theorisation of the 'materiality and politics' of the everyday struggle of Indian women. The book analyzes the ways that 'cultural work
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Publisher: New York : Routledge
  • Format: 1 online resource (202 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-283-58539-1;ISBN 9786613897848;ISBN 0-203-12809-5;ISBN 1-136-46671-1
  • Subjects: Motion pictures -- Social aspects -- South Asia; Motion pictures -- Political aspects -- South Asia; Motion pictures -- Religious aspects -- South Asia; Women in motion pictures; Feminism and motion pictures; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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