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Beyond Bollywood the cultural politics of South Asian diasporic film

Jigna. Desai


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  • Title:
    Beyond Bollywood the cultural politics of South Asian diasporic film
  • Author: Jigna. Desai
  • Description: Book Cover; Title; Contents; Preface Brown Skins and Silver Screens; South Asian Diasporas and Transnational Cultural Studies; Between Hollywood and Bollywood; When Indians Play Cowboys: Diaspora and Postcoloniality in Mira Nair's Mississippi Masala; Reel a State: Reimagining Diaspora, Homeland, and Nation-state in Srinivas Krishna's Masala; Homesickness and Motion Sickness: Embodied Migratory Subjectivities in Gurinder Chadha's Bhaji on the Beach; Homo on the Range: Queering Postcoloniality and Globalization in Deepa Mehta's Fire
    Sex in the Global City: The Sexual and Gender Politics of the New Urban, Transnational, and Cosmopolitan Indian Cinema in EnglishConclusion: Migrant Brides, Feminist Films, and Transnational Desires; Notes; Bibliography; Filmography; Index
    Beyond Bollywood is the first comprehensive look at the emergence, development, and significance of contemporary South Asian diasporic cinema. From a feminist and queer perspective, Jigna Desai explores the hybrid cinema of the ""Brown Atlantic"" through a close look at films in English from and about South Asian diasporas in the United States, Canada, and Britain, including such popular films as My Beautiful Laundrette, Fire, Monsoon Wedding, and Bend it Like Beckham.
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Publisher: New York : Routledge
  • Format: 1 online resource (288 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 0-415-96684-1;ISBN 1-135-88720-9;ISBN 1-280-04615-5;ISBN 0-203-64395-X
  • Subjects: Motion pictures -- India; South Asians -- Foreign countries; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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